Small Gestures of Love

by Lance Ekum on · 60 comments

The Hug
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“Love builds bridges where there are none.” ~ R. H. Delaney

A smile.

Brush­ing the snow off some­one else’s car.

Tak­ing the time to really listen.

Walk­ing the dog.

Small ges­tures of love…

In the most recent Sun­day Thought For The Day post, there was a com­ment by Natalia that really stuck with me.  In part, she said ~

“Except for the word con­se­quences this quote makes me think of the lit­tle things that we can do for peo­ple. Small kind ges­tures that when paid for­ward could pos­si­bly change someone’s life!”

It’s the lit­tle things we do, day in and day out, that can truly make a dif­fer­ence for some­one else.  It doesn’t have to take a lot of our time.  It doesn’t have to take any of our money.  Sim­ple.  Small.  Love in action.

You’ll get out of life what you put into it.  Sure, some days it may not seem like that.  Some days you may ques­tion why you even try to be nice.  Yet, in this jour­ney we’re on, on this path we’re tak­ing through life — what is it that really binds us together?  It’s love, in all it’s forms.  And that includes love for our neigh­bors,  our friends, a stranger pass­ing in the night…

What could our world be like?  What if there was more love?  Less indif­fer­ence?  More car­ing?  Less hatred?  More under­stand­ing?  Less malcontent?

Every­day we can make a dif­fer­ence.  Every­day we can be a light onto the world.  Every­day we can offer up small ges­tures of love.

Look­ing for some­place to get started?  Try out this idea!

We all have the same 24 hours in every day.  How we use them is up to us.  Today is your day!  Today is your moment to bring bright­ness to those in your com­mu­nity, to those in your world!  One small ges­ture at a time…

Lance writes sto­ries from his heart, aim­ing to inspire and moti­vate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he’s not here, you can find him hang­ing out with his fam­ily, rid­ing a bike, or just gen­er­ally act­ing goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Tree­house newslet­ter and get addi­tional inspi­ra­tion in your email inbox!
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