A thought for Wednesday

I received news this evening that another former classmate, Weston Ford, has left us far too soon. We both went to Western Kentucky University, we both got Music Ed degrees, and we both ended up in IT jobs. It’s funny how things work out.

Reading over the many thoughts posted on his Facebook page today by all of those he touched over the years, I kept thinking about the following quote. Weston was the type of person that this quote joyfully describes. He will be missed.

“The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents - someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. 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 a potential to turn a life around. It's overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”

~~ Leo Buscaglia