I was doing yard work over the weekend; I’m old school and the only one who does their own yard in my ‘hood’. I like the outdoors and exercise so it works for me.
To get in the ‘moment’ I do my chores while listening to my iPod. I have quite an assortment of songs covering a pretty broad genre. The Top Gun song ‘You Take My Breath Away’ started playing and I was really getting into it. It got me thinking, when was the last time somebody or something ‘took my breath away’.
Personally, I can recall a couple of life moments that had this impact. It was when I saw my wife walk down the aisle at our wedding; and the birth of my two sons; Big, memorable breath away moments for me.
What big breath away moments have you had in your life; any recently?
Those are the big ones but sometimes even the smallest gestures can turn into a ‘wow’ or breath away moment. Just a small act of kindness when it is unexpected or reaching out to someone can create a memorable impression. Has anything happened in your life lately that put a smile on your face, made your day; a simple act that elevated a particular person?
As I become wiser, gain in life experience sometimes it is the little things, the little gestures that mean the most. Some of my new friends in the social media world have made small gestures and ‘touched’ me in an impactful way. Unexpected, appreciated and it meant a lot to me.
How about you, have you created a memorable moment lately? What can you do to be memorable in someone’s life? When people interact with you are they better for the experience?
Be purposeful in your mission; whatever road it takes you down.