It might be the barista who makes your coffee each morning just the way you like it. Or the breakfast bar cook who always knows what you take in your made-to-order omelette. It could be the dry cleaner who perfectly alters your suits. Or the butcher who puts aside that roast because he knows you always pick one up for Sunday dinner.
The list goes on and on. That grade one teacher who your kids will remember forever. That neighbour who always takes your newspaper in when you’re away for a few days. That woman at the courier company who calls the driver to pass by your house again now that you’re home.
Do these people matter to you? Would you notice if they were no longer there?
And what about all the people who look at you as that special person who does something extraordinary every day that makes others stop and take notice?
It is so easy to make a difference with the little things. To exceed expectations.
Mandy Hale once said, “To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.”
How can we care about someone else today? How can we make someone feel like they matter and in return, matter ourselves?