Sunday, September 26, 2010

Every Little Thing is Magic..........

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. - William James

A song by The Police has been echoing in my head all day. 
"Every little thing she does is magic.  Every little thing just turns me on......"
What a beautiful love song by a man so captivated with his woman that every single thing she does is wonderful.  New love..... there's nothing in the world like it.  Everything we say and do is magical when we are in love......

The lyrics to this song got me thinking about every little thing we do.  Every little thing I do.  Does it really make a difference? To anyone? I came across this quote by William James a little while ago:  "Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does."

I am a Holistic Health and Nutritional Counselor.  I help others to eat right, lose weight, overcome food addictions, and live full, happy, healthy lives.  I don't have as many clients as I would like, but eventually I will.  When you keep putting good things out there, eventually it comes back to you.  This is a spiritual principle that never fails, regardless of your religion or faith.  I act as if every little thing I do makes a difference to somebody somewhere.  It can be an uplifting quote posted on Facebook, a smile at the person sitting next to me on the train, holding the door open for an elderly gentleman, or sending a recipe for healthy mac and cheese to a friend.  I am committed to so many different things right now.  I write for three companies.  Three different companies--three different articles.  I work for a Mortgage Broker 3 days a week.  I see clients in my office at the Wellness Center the other 3 days.  On Sundays I rest.  Actually I  research and work on rough drafts of articles every Sunday but I do it in my pajamas in the comfort of my own home.  I also maintain a Facebook page where I am constantly posting helpful tips, recipes, advice, and the latest and greatest health, healing, and weight-loss news.  I also write a daily blog. Some of the demands, deadlines and responsiblities are from employers; others are self-imposed.  Regardless, I am 100% commited to all these things. 

There are times I do ask myself if all this really makes a difference.  My commitments are demanding, time consuming, and sometimes I am simply not in the mood.  I have my own struggles, my own disappointments, my own battles. Then I receive a beautiful email from a young girl battling with anorexia who tells me how much my posts help her or learn that someone has just tried yoga for the first time after reading an article I wrote. makes a difference...........

It doesn't matter who you are or what you do.  You don't have to be a counselor, a writer, a doctor, or a teacher to touch the lives of others.  The stay-at-home mom performs magic every day.  The customer service rep who soothes an angry consumer, the designated driver, the garbage collector who always puts the pails back in the yard makes a difference to those on the recieving end.  A smile, a touch, a helping hand. Magic.  Live your life as if every little thing you do makes a difference.  It does. It's magic.  

And this is my Daily Cyn.............


  1. Nice post Cyn. You are obviously a type A personality combined with a high degree of social awareness and a large capacity for love and generosity. One question for you. Do you leave any time and attention for kindness and bringing pleasure to Cynthia?

  2. Yes.....Friday and Saturday nights... :) LOL