I was reminded recently how important the little things truly are. A few months ago, one of my favorite clients at work let me know that he has kidney cancer. Only a couple weeks after he told me, his wife came in to say he was going to have to cease coming to the gym since he needed to start with aggressive treatments. I felt it was the right thing to send him a card - a card that would hopefully put a smile on his face.
Just a couple days ago, his son started coming to the gym while he is in town visiting his dad. Do you know what his son told me? That the little card I sent him made him so incredibly happy and that he was so proud of it.
This man is one of the nicest men you will ever meet. Every Christmas he would give all of us a Dunkin Donut gift card and a card...so sweet. He always had a smile on his face and always brought a smile on mine.
But the whole point of this post is to remember that it's the littlest things that can make the biggest difference in someone else's life.
The next time you are debating whether or not you should "waste your time" doing something - take a second to remember what a difference it'll make in their life and what an impact you might have.