I see you. When was the last time that you took a moment to recognize another person’s hard work? Another person’s perseverance? Kindness? Generosity? Talents? Honesty? Thoughtfulness? Sweetness? Creativity? Spontaneity? When was the last time that you paused to say, “You’re awesome!” or “I like what you said at the meeting this morning.” Such a simple gesture. Still it means so much.
Can you remember how good it felt the last time someone took the time to recognize you? Your talents, your effort, your creativity . . . your you-ness. Maybe it is good to be reminded of how good it felt so we feel more inclined to share those good feelings with others. Pay it forward with simple gestures of recognition.
Take a look around today and see if there is something that unsung hero is doing . . . something that might seem so small or insignificant to that person but that has the potential to make such a difference all around. Maybe you see someone picking up a piece of garbage in the lunchroom or you see someone offering up their seat on the bus. A parent tying his child’s shoe or someone holding the door open for a stranger. I don’t know. There are so many ways to make the world a brighter place.
It doesn’t take much. A smile. A high five. A Way to go! A You’ve got this! An I see you. So simple, right? I want to put an I see you into my daily life. An appreciation for someone else’s thoughtfulness. I see the ripples that these small acts spread across the water. Each act promises great significance.
And the fun part? We all benefit. Recognition. Gratefulness. Appreciation. All of these words take on immense proportions in relation to their original state. I see you.