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.