The Sweetest Day is an observance celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region and parts of the Northeast United States on the third Saturday in October. Once known as a day to spread love and cheer to the unfortunate, this popular holiday in the northern U.S. is now known as a day to show affection to the loved ones in your life. It is described by Retail Confectioners International as an "occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed."
Its no surprise that yet another day has been created to get us to remember the kindness and thoughtfulness that we have enjoyed during the course of our lives. I couldn't help writing about this day and presenting a few points that make you go Hmmmm!
When was the last time you stayed at a hotel/resort and just struck up a conversation with the doorman? What about the last time you were at WalMart, did you smile at the greeter or just walk in and out of the store?
We have so many opportunites during the course of our lives to spread our good spirit to others. Today is a great day to do it since its The Sweetest Day, but what will you do tomorrow?
"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."
"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."
"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
"A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble."
~Charles H. Spurgeon
"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."