Just a Minute

by Linda Commito

Time is the most valuable gift we have to give.

A minute seems so minuscule that we don’t give much thought to wasting it. “There are so many more in a day,” we say.  But those minutes, moments, hours, days are precious and when gone can never be recovered.

In less than 60 seconds, we can tell someone “I love you,” smile at a stranger, give a friend a hug, say a prayer for someone in need, call someone to wish them a beautiful day or let someone know: “I’m sorry,” “thank you,” or “I’m here for you.

Life is made up of a series of moments. Oftentimes it’s the littlest things that mean the most.

It only takes a minute to bring joy to another person’s day, to send a love note, to post a message of kindness or hope on Facebook, or to text “I miss you,” “You’re special,” or simply, “Thinking of you…”

It’s too easy to say we don’t have time, but in fact it may be the most valuable gift we have to give. And we never know when those minutes may run out despite our extensive “to do” lists.

Don’t wait. Take just a minute now!

Linda Commito, author, speaker, entrepreneur, consultant and teacher, is passionate about her vision to leave this world a kinder, more compassionate and interconnected place. Her award-winning book of inspirational stories, Love is the New Currency, demonstrates how we can each make a positive difference in the lives of others through simple acts of love and kindness. Visit www.loveisthenewcurrency.com for more information and/or to sign up for an uplifting monthly newsletter. Read about everyday acts of kindness on www.FB.com/kindnesscollaborative. Linda believes that in order to inspire a kinder world the place to start is with children. She volunteered at a Title One elementary school, working with over 500 students, to create and facilitate “Kindness Starts with Me,» a program which includes a website (www.kindnessstartswithme.com) and a book for children.

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