I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya was so right! I bet all of us can recall right from childhood how people made us feel our parents, siblings, and teachers etc. I remember an elderly neighbour when I was a shy ten year old telling me often how beautiful I was with my long red hair and freckles. I didn’t believe a word she said, but she made me feel wonderful. It wasn’t the words it was the intention, her intention to make me feel great! Simply because she took the time.
Words are incredibly powerful but it’s the intention that we pick up on, even if we are not aware of it at the time. Every day we have one opportunity after another to make people feel great. A smile, a thank you, eye contact, listening. By being aware of our surroundings each day at home at work we can make others feel great and the funny thing is, so do we!