“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

Has anyone ever asked you what’s wrong, you look sad, unhapppy or mad – but you didn’t feel that way? You were just lost in lost or concentrating on something and somehow the expression on your face wasn’t happy. I think that we can all at times be walking around in a mental fog, just not paying attention to not only how we might look, but just not seeing what is happening around us.

I have been researching charities today for a project I am working on and it is amazing the number of them looking not only for donations, but your volunteer hours to help them reach those in need.

We all have the potential to impact the lives of those around us, whether it is a simple smile, a listening ear, or reaching out via a local charity with an act of caring from our hearts. It doesn’t have to be money, although they all need that – it can be as simple as giving someone a ride to the store or medical appointment and back home. We all have the ability to give of ourselves in some way. Today reach out at least with a smile and make someones day a little better.

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of LemonadeMakers.org, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.