“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.”
When my own life was upended, I was lucky to experience the power of a compassionate other. A marvellous other, a complete stranger, who offered me exactly what I needed. My article,
"Two Kind Words That Can Change or Save a Life"
originally appeared on Tiny Buddha. Here is a reprint:
Two Kind Words that Can Change or Save a Life
by Irene Allison
My fiancé and I escaped to the northern wilderness. We wanted to build our home and our life off grid, off the beaten path, far from civilization.
This article originally appeared on Tiny Buddha.