I hate to contradict myself
But it is true that it isn’t always the thought that counts.
Thoughts count a lot
The intentions one has within and with our actions
More than people even realize
But I also do know that sometimes the action rules supreme
I get that
That makes people suffer consequences too
Like them or not
I get it….
But do you?
I remember one time
We were trick or treating unsupervised and I was dared to call 911 and say Happy Halloween. In my mind it was a really bad dare. I thought I was really bothering them and that I could get in serious trouble, but I can’t remember my tone or inflection (it wasn’t in the spirit of giving cheer though, maybe fear, who knows, I can’t recall) but I’ll never forget it.
She answered me in the most sincere way. And thanked me for being so kind. Told me it made her night. That made me realize two things. 1) Working must really suck. Which now I realize is just what adulting looks like. 2) An action, even unintentionally can have an astounding impact on someone. Obviously this is true conversely, for worse…..but that it can done for better really shocked me.