In the classic holiday film, It’s a Wonderful Life, James Stewart’s character, George Bailey, learns what the world would be like without his presence.
On Christmas Eve, after a major setback, he considers ending his life. Given his failure, he believes that his family and friends would be better without him.
Clarence, an angel, appears and shows George what his community and family would be like had he never been born.
George realizes how much his being has impacted others throughout his life and returns home safely.
If you are reading this, do not underestimate just how much you have touched the lives of others.
Yes, there are the big ones. Family. Friends. Loved ones.
But there are also small ones.
That person you smiled at while walking down the street.
The Lyft driver you made small talk with on your way to drinks.
The person you let cut in front of you in line at Trader Joe’s.
The resume you passed to a hiring manager.
The child who benefited from the donation you made to your favorite nonprofit.
You have done more than you know.