That Thing You Do
Patti’s blog made me stop and wonder about the things we do. The tiny ones, most of all.
Chaos theory, I guess you could call it? Implications. Ripples. Meaning.
Something small a stranger does that changes the course of your day. Something someone says in passing – to you, about you, around you – that you remember still, years later.
You’re thinking of one right now, aren’t you?
The thing is, most times the person doesn’t even notice or remember what’s been said or done. But, whatever it is, it sticks, it stays, and it makes a difference. And sometimes it’s good and sometimes it isn’t.
I wish you could tell what things are going to do that to people, but I don’t think you can. So I guess tonight I’m thinking about the things I do.