“If you don’t believe one person can make a difference, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.”– Anita Roddick
I’ve always believed in the philosophy of momentum, which it’s dictionary definition is:
n. the impetus gained by a moving object.
Have you ever had those days when you felt like you had absolute control over the universe? Those days when every traffic light stayed green, every social interaction was seamless and every putt went in? Those rounds where bad shots took lucky bounces and bad putts still lipped in. Those days you just knew we were going to play a great round of golf. Those are the days we live for and the days we feel like we’re on top of the world.
And then there are the other days, the days when the momentum is compiled upon negative energy, the days when we’re rushing to work and every traffic light turns red, every interaction is awkward and we have bad golf shots that turn into bad golf rounds. Those rounds where your amazing drive hits the sprinkler in the middle of the fairway and somehow goes Out of Bounds, the rounds where every putt burns the edge and the rounds where it seems like your ball is a magnet for every divot on the course.
So if we believe in the power of the snowball effect through everyday life, I would like to propose that logic of momentum also works in spreading positivity and tiny actions.
One of the quotes I recently came across was, when you’re blessed, be a blessing. With that being said, I’ve started implementing Random Acts of Kindness into my daily life, whether it’s just smiling at the cashier and complimenting her hair or making conversation with the stranger next to you. I believe in the power of the snowball effect in a good deed and it’s our civil duty when we’re capable, to do so.
So the next time you’re at your Starbucks run, I encourage you to ask the cashier how their day is going or the next time you’re waiting in the line at the grocery store to smile at the customer next to you and trust in the power of momentum.
p.s. Bonjour from Paris 😉