I went to lunch today with my grandma. I love my grandma. I love that she knows everyone in her little town and has known them all of her 91 years-or at least that is what one would think when they go to lunch with her. While we were waiting for our food the general manager stopped by our table. The same general manager that six years ago had hired me for my first job as a server. He was the first one that gave me the chance to do something that I had never done before. Because he gave me that chance to serve, even though I had never even WORKED in a restaurant, I was able to meet new people, expand my circle of influence, but probably most importantly I was able to get a job that I enjoyed once I got married and lived in a different part of the state. Because of this ONE person I was able to make more money, I was able to overcome a lot of fears and become more confident.
Yesterday, my mom was able to save a life of a little girl that had gotten a little too deep during the swimming portion of phy ed. Now, this little girl is not the first that my mom has had the chance to save, nor will she be the last but because my mom was in the right place at the right time she was able to save not only a little girl, but in reality, a whole family. And in a sense b/c she followed where the Lord put her and was trained and was able to save this girl she gave that girl the opportunity to change the world. And gave that little girls' future children and grandchildren the chance to change the world.
Which made me start thinking. Have I ever been that ONE person? Have I made a difference? I saw on facebook the other day that a friend was able to bless a complete stranger and how great that felt. She followed her heart and she was that ONE person to that stranger. She was that person that showed love to someone, not based on any particular reason, and you know what I think? She could have changed that persons life by just one action, one look, or word.
So, now in my life, I want to treat EVERYONE as they are special. Not necessarily to be that one person but because everyone deserves to feel special, to feel loved, to feel important. That is what Jesus did. In fact, He was by far the most important ONE person that ever walked the earth. Without Him we would never have had the chance to be one person to another.