If you’re looking for a way to transform the world by transforming lives, here’s a profound and powerful way to do just that:

In every interaction you have with another human being, do your best to genuinely and authentically convey that they are valued, cared for and appreciated.


How to do that? It can be as simple as listening with affection and excitement. Or it can take the form of a warm, sincere smile and an honest compliment. Today, instead of giving a friend of mine a quick hug goodbye, I felt that something more was called for because she was in despair. So I held her tenderly for thirty seconds, consciously bathing her in loving energy, then kissed her on the forehead.

In other words, all it takes is your commitment to be fully present and a willingness to serve as a pure instrument of divine love. Just a little extra attention and intention can make a world of difference.

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness  in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Mother Teresa

This simple practice will not only transform other people’s lives, it will transform your own. I’ve been practicing this more consciously recently and the results are astonishing. Not only have people walked away feeling uplifted, I’ve felt the transcendent joy of serving as an emissary of the angels.

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
Stephen R. Covey