I think we (I) think in terms of accomplishing BIG things rather than looking at the every day ways in which we touch other's hearts. Think of the times you have looked in another person's eyes and smiled at them. You may be the ONLY person they come in contact with that day....and you can bet your gentle smile made their day a little brighter.
I have this kind of intuitive thing going on where I will suddenly think of another and know I need to drop them a note...or call. Once I do that I tend to forget that I did it (!). Then out of the blue the person will call me and tell me how much it meant to know someone was thinking about them. Usually, they are experiencing a dark time when it happens.
We are gentle beings when we enter this world. Then we are bombarded with so much stimuli and life becomes ever so complicated. BUT, we can still dig deep inside and bring our gentle spirit to the surface over and over and over again!
One of my most favorite songs has the lyrics...
Touch somebody's life with your life
Touch somebody's heart with yours
Share the gift of God's love with everyone you meet
Touch somebody's life with yours.
I wish you gentle moments in these next eight days of waiting and preparing for the birth of the Christ child. What gift will you bring him?