I saw a post on Instagram over the weekend that really resonated with me.
Think about it. Who do you encounter in a day, and what affect do you have on their lives?
My job for example, I’m a pharmacist, take away the medicine (that might actually make them feel better) but if they come into my pharmacy feeling sick, sad, sore and sorry.
I listen to their story, empathise with them and may (or may not) give them a solution depending on the request. But hopefully always make them leave a little happier than when they came in.
They walk out and are nice to the coffee shop vendor, nice to the person who served them when they get fuel and nice to their husband and children. Those four people are then also in a good mood so are nice to the 4+ people whom they are in contact with.
The opposite could’ve easily happened, how easy is it to experience an unhappy person and their mood rub off on you?
It doesn’t have to be a huge thing, you don’t have to have ambitions to change the world. But don’t underestimate the power of a kind word, of happiness, or of a great big smile- even to a stranger.
If you live in Noosa, you’ll never be disappointed coming into my pharmacy (not even being biased, my staff are fantastic 24/7!) but if you live anywhere else… Be the change you want to see in the world.
Until next time… Be the ripple, change the world. Some of the most influential and inspiring people in my life don’t even know they are.
Don’t underestimate yourself. Go create waves.