Just a little bit more is all it really takes to turn someone’s day around. I have been hearing some wonderfully inspiring stories lately of people who just do a little bit more than necessary. It’s not hard to fulfill a requirement but when one chooses, to go beyond the necessary, I absolutely find it heartwarming. It reminds you there are people who genuinely care, not just for themselves, but for others as well.
One video I recently came across on social mediate wasn’t necessarily grandiose in its delivery, but it was something someone chose to do to put an extra smile on the face of his students. It was a principal who made up a creative “snow day” song to accompany the normal, drab announcement (link here).
I know, I know. There are many, many wonderful and touching videos about. So, why did I choose to focus on this one? Simply, it put a smile on my face when I saw it. And, I imagine on the face of those who initially received it. It was a normal man, doing a normal job, with a little extra umph.
With so much focus on grand this and that, it’s nice to know that in just the ordinary of ordinary days, we can do a little something extra to make someone else’s day.
The Bible teaches us to be “others” centered. The whole of everything we do on this earth is not just about us. It’s about the lives we touch along the way. It’s about the impact we make in the stories we write for our days that include others and what we did to help out just a little bit. It’s about going the proverbial second mile beyond what I have to do to intentionally seek to make someone else’s day better; stepping out of self to serve another. What a way to brighten someone’s day and show the love of Christ in action if we adopt more of that second-mile mentality and go beyond our ordinary. Let’s put a smile on the face of others and quite possibly have a positive impact on our world today.
“And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain,” (Matthew 5:41). Do the necessary, but then, go just a little bit more 🙂