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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Small and Powerful


 

A thoughtful gesture is like that pool of sunshine on a drab November day.
 or a bird outside your window when hope seems far away....
 Isn't it true that gestures pack a punch when it comes to saying something with no words needed.

Take an open door for instance. I remember years back I was dropping by to visit a friend. She knew I was coming so as a welcoming gesture she had left the door ajar.
                     
 
This really made an impression on me, as it signified  so much more to the relationship than she  could know. This is something I have taken with me and I will often leave the door slightly open (weather providing of course) when I can. 
I especially like to do this when my kids are coming home from school. I hope it tells them; here you are always welcome. Come in, drop your baggage. You belong here, welcome home.
                                       
Other gestures that speak clearly is a simple smile. Not only is a smile relaxing  to the recipient, the benefactor is blessed.                                                                         

Listening with sincerity is another gesture I am aiming to claim. Too often it is easy to be thinking of what I would like to add instead of giving the speaker my undivided attention.
It really does make someone feel valued when we care enough to care about what they are telling us!

A touch is also such a meaningful way of blessing another soul. 
Simply a hand on an arm or shoulder with a word in passing can convey care and empathy.

The power in a gesture. Though small is ever so mighty! 

Go ahead and use whatever gesture you can to make a  positive difference to someone.
It may just change their world for the better.


                                                               LITTLE THINGS


4 comments:

  1. That is such a good idea. I need to do that for my kids. They often return to a locked doorthat they hVe to use a key to open. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

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  2. Lucy,

    I believe in the power of touch, a genuine smile, a kind word, and active listening. It's surprising how so many people find these little gestures so difficult to do! I wonder: does this distance represent selfishness or shyness? Whatever the case, your quote says it all; it's the small, quiet acts of kindness that speak volumes.

    Happy weekend!

    Poppy
    PS: Your opened door is both welcoming and charming!

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  3. Hi Lucy :)

    I've been taking open doors for-granted! It is so nice to go visiting the neighbors and see they've left the gate open... or when we go to visit my parents and they've unlocked the door and opened it before we even knock :) "Small" gestures can mean the most... you're so right! Also, I agree with Poppy in that your door is welcoming and charming!!

    By the way, thank you for leaving me that comment about how you used the angel tags ~ such a great idea :)

    Blessings ~ Megan

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