According to the National Day Calendar, " National Be Someone Day challenges each of us to take ten seconds to make a difference in a child’s life." Ten seconds seems like such a short span of time, but so much can happen in these moments - a smile, a hug, a thank-you, a high five, a shared tear. We have an impact on every single person we encounter no matter how brief that encounter is. We choose whether the impression we leave with a person is a positive or negative one. I have to remember this every single day when I walk into the classroom.
Many times, we have no idea how we might have "been someone" in the life of another. That's OK. But it sure feels good when you know for sure you have done something to keep someone safe and healthy, helped them achieve their dreams, or just made their today a better day.
Be someone to another person today. Or, say thank-you to someone who has been a bright spot in your own life.