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If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard—
One glance most kind,
That fell like sunshine where it went—
Then you may count that day well spent.
But if, through all the livelong day,
You’ve cheered no heart, by yea or nay—
If, through it all
You’ve nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face—
No act most small That helped some soul and nothing cost—
Then count that day as worse than lost.
Your homework today is to use George Eliot’s poem as your guide: How often did you reach out a helping hand this week? As she says in this poem, it can be something as simple as a smile given freely to a passerby. You can hold a door open for someone or let someone merge in front of you as your driving in traffic. A small gesture can go a long way.
The good news is that helping someone makes you feel good about yourself. It lifts your spirits. And in that lift is a burst of energy that you can use to help you take the next step toward your dreams. How cool is that?!
As always when you review your week, celebrate the progress you’ve made this week.
Now you have two things to celebrate: the progress you’ve made and the people you’ve helped.
Yay you! You’re AWESOME!
You have what it takes to celebrate your wonderfulness!
I’m so proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,