This was so nice of him
I got this note today from a friend
"I was looking at my journal, and two years ago yesterday was the cold and rainy Saturday night when we were sitting by the fire at the Lair and you told me the story about the connection of the Lair and GWNN. And as you know, I say that that story is what turned my life around and made me feel like George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life". It lifted me out of the pit of despair and made me want to live again. So I just wanted to thank you again for being my guardian angel and coming into my life to brighten it up right at the darkest moment.
I remember that night well but I didn't know he was depressed and down. He came in and we fond a common thread and we talked about that for a while. it was funny, and fun and made us both laugh and say what a small world and how nice and all kinds of positive things.
I remember i went home that night with a big smile on my own face thinking how nice he was there to make me feel so good.
This reminds me of another time I was walking into a grocery store thinking about someone who had really upset me that day. A woman coming out of the store actually said to me "Wow you look really mad"
I don't always know the impact I have on others. I assume that I am moving through my day surrounded by others but really alone. They don't know me talk to me or interact with me in any way.
My attitude, as well as my actions do impact others.
I need it remember that and surround myself with love and compassion before interacting with them. Be it in writing, on the phone or in person.