I read a post where the blogger sent a thank you note to an author about how much she liked her memoir. The author responded that she was touched by such a heartfelt note and it meant a lot to her. The blogger, who had written a similar memoir about her own situation, was flabbergasted by the author’s response. The author’s memoir was everything she felt that her memoir lacked– similar topics, but much different approaches.
You may not win the million to one odds of the lottery or some other contest, but you could easily be that million to one, by offering someone a smile, a compliment, or most any type of positive recognition. While it may not mean much to you, it can mean the world to them.
Decades ago, while I was in library school, I was sitting next to a friend of a friend who was lamenting how this other (third) girl was everything she was not. I glibly told her, that the other girl would be nothing without her blow drier (since her hair was one of her chief features.) The person I was talking to told me how much that better that offhand observation made her feel. So you never know when you might be that one in a million that can make a difference.
A smile, kind glance or happenstance a Pardon me or to really see can improve another's day make it brighter in every way. It costs you nothing but has great value You might try it but shall you?