The Richness of Life is Measured by How Deeply You Touch Another’s
We often take the little things in life for granted, but there are many little things that can change someone’s day, week or even their year. It doesn’t have to be anything huge, either. A simple compliment, a heartfelt thank you or your willingness to lend a helping hand can make all the difference in someone’s day and significantly enrich their life.
The richness of our lives
This quote from Mother Teresa sums up how rich our lives can be when we decide to reach out and touch someone else. It doesn’t matter if you do it through a smile, kind word, or even an act of service. By doing this, you are touching the life of another person and in turn, touching your own life. Our lives are enriched with the happiness that we bring to others. In essence, the richness of our lives is measured by how deeply we touch another’s life.
What does it mean to touch someone’s life deeply?
For me, it means putting in the time and effort to get to know someone on a personal level. It means taking an interest in their life. It means really trying to understand them and their perspective. It means caring about the small things that may not seem important at first glance. And it does mean going beyond just being friends with someone; making an emotional investment in their well-being, happiness, and success. My hope for all my friends is that they know I care about them deeply, and I will always be there for them if they need me..
Examples of ways to touch someone’s life deeply
- I’m sorry that happened to you
- Can I come over and help?
- You should call your family
- Can I bring you dinner?
- Do you want me to stay with you for a bit?
- Bringing a meal or offering to volunteer at a shelter, food pantry, or soup kitchen.
Why is it important to touch someone’s life deeply?
We all want to be remembered, to make a difference in someone else’s life. But how can we do that if we don’t take the time to really know them? We are so preoccupied with our lives, jobs and families that sometimes it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day for anything else. What would happen if you took one hour out of your week to listen to what others are going through? To share some laughter and tears with them? To give them a smile when they need it most? What would happen if you made that hour about someone other than yourself, and went into their world for an hour every week?
You may not think it does much at first, but over time you will find more meaning in your own life.
A truly successful and rich life
In the end, life isn’t about what you do, but who you touch. It isn’t about how many trophies you have, but how many lives you’ve made better. It isn’t about what car or house or clothes or shoes you have, but how deeply your life has touched another person. A truly successful and rich life is measured by how deeply it touches another person in a meaningful way. What will people say at Your funeral? You were always there for me. I’m so sorry for Your loss. Or perhaps He never had much money, but he gave me all his love. That is success.
What matters in this world are not our possessions but how deeply we make an impact on someone else’s life.