Whether we realize it or not, in every interaction we have the opportunity to light, dampen or relight someone else’s matches. When we are a little bit unkind, we may not realize that we have dampened that person’s last match. When we are a little kind, we may not realize that we have relit that person’s last match, or lit up the last match that was needed to set their inspiration aflame! It may not seem like much but each interaction can make a world of difference.
How can we light someone else’s matches?