Fortune Cookie Cogitations

I read a fortune cookie the other day and it said, “A single kind word can keep someone warm for years.” and I started thinking how true that statement is. I for one have had several of those occasions. A person told me once years ago that I have had a wonderful positive influence on their lives and the phrase has resurfaced in my mind over and over again through the years, especially when I am down. An ex-girlfriend whispered to a guy friend of hers that I was strong and I overheard it and that simple comment has stayed with me. I had a friend tell me once of a saying from her grandmother, “If you can look at yourself in the mirror and say that one person’s life has been improved today by you being there, then you have had a good day…”   Truly, these are words to live by.

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