In a world where people often go through the motions of reaching out to others but don’t always follow through, taking a moment to stop and really engage with another can be refreshing. How many times in a day do you ask someone “How are you?” or “How was your day?” without stopping to listen to the answer – perhaps without even expecting a truthful answer?
So many times people are simply in too much of a rush to think about how their day or someone else’s is really going. Or when they do, they focus on the bad: everything left to do, the mess at home to clean up, the work piled on their desk.
By changing your focus just a little bit, you can help yourself and someone else change that perspective. Today, stop long enough to ask, “What is one good thing that happened to me today?” And don’t move on until you answer it. Why don’t you go even further and ask one other person that same question. Just that moment of positive thought can change the trajectory of your – and someone else’s – whole day.