Even a smile for someone who is downcast, makes a difference in their day. When I was 21 years old and very, very pregnant, a woman in my dental chair paid me a nice compliment. She followed by telling me, at her advanced age, she decided to tell people when she thought nice things of them.
I will never forget her, how she made me feel and changed my perspective for all time. Miya Angelou once said; "People won't remember what you said, they will remember how you made them feel."
It is amazing how a kind word to someone; friend, family or stranger can change them. Maybe for a moment, a day or their lives. I was at the bank one day. The teller there was distracted and looking down. She has the most beautiful hands I've ever seen and I said so as she counted out my money. What happened next stuck with me. Her whole demeanor changed. She sat up in her chair, looked me in the eye, with a smile and a thank you.
It took a moment, and changed my perspective once again. I left the bank feeling better and so did she. Fantasizing the freedom to say so when I think something good of someone. To lend a hand when needed and change the world around me.