After one long day of work and two full glasses of wine with coworkers (i.e. my dear friends), I stopped in to visit my neighbor, Minnie. While old in her years, she is still young and hopeful at heart. Over the course of an hour of coffee and conversation, she expressed her greatest wish to me.
"Allie, I wish I had a magic wand... I'd wave it and make everything better for everyone."
I told her, "Minnie, you do have a wand. It's that magical smile of yours. While you can't make everything better for everyone, you can certainly make it better for anyone you greet with that grin." I thought she might cry for a moment. Instead, her smile grew... and so did mine.
I gave her a hug, as she's now used to me doing, and asked if I could take out her trash bag on my way home. "I may not have a magic wand to use here, Minnie, but I have an extra hand to haul this out with. That'll have to do for the evening." She smiled that beautiful smile, and I said goodnight.
May we all find the magic wand we have within us and make a difference with it... even if it's only a simple smile. #livetolove