…You took 10 minutes today and took out a sheet of paper and wrote a note to a friend?
And what if you took another 5 minutes to put that note in an envelope and mail it to that friend?
…You did not interrupt a friend who had something to say?
And what if you gave them your eyes for 3 minutes while they talked, just to let them know you were really listening, and that for these few minutes, nothing else in the world mattered but them?
…You didn’t answer that text, or message, or phone call, when you were with a friend?
And what if you took just 15 seconds and turned your phone off entirely, so there wasn’t even any interruption at all?
…You waited just 10 seconds before you responded to someone who is upset?
And what if you made the decision in those 10 seconds not to take anything personally?
…You smiled and acknowledged someone when you passed each other in a hallway or on a street?
And what if you took another 3 seconds to say hi?
…You offered compassion instead of judgment?
And what if you recognized that the choice to love is split second, and you can make that choice any time, any place, with anybody?
What if…we discovered that we occupy a very tiny place in the heavens, yet the few moments we take to care about the lives of others are immeasurable and can change the lives of strangers, friends, and loved ones?