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A free gift to give

Posted by Deanna Singh | Mar 24, 2020 11:14:52 AM

We all have a free gift that we can give the world.  It only takes a couple of seconds and my grandmother, Big Mama, was the master at giving this gift.  Want to know what it is?  Find out below!

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one of my favorite things big mama used to do

'Big Mama' used to walk in a room, point at people and say, 'I see you!'  

I see you!

That power of being able to see somebody is really incredible. 

visits to nursing homes

Big Mama would love to go to nursing homes.  Often she would go and take me and i often wondered why we went.  She would go even if she didn't know anyone there.  Sometimes, she would go just 15 paces in and 15 paces out -- keep in mind, this would take two hours because she talked to everyone!  She hugged everyone!

She talked and hugged everyone even if she didn't know them. 

After the visit, we would get back in the car and Big Mama would say "oooh, I can't stand nursing homes." My response: "if you don't like nursing homes, why do we even go?"

Big Mama went to these nursing homes because she felt it was really powerful to make somebody smile.  Think about that: a smile is powerful!

Did you know smiling is a gift we have to make others feel good? It's contagious and can make a difference in someone's life. 

When was the last time you smiled at a stranger?  When was the last time you connected with someone to bring them joy?

Topics: Skills, Life, Initiative, leadership, personal development

Written by Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Deanna helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities. A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities through her work. Her podcast, Uplifting Impact with a focus on looking at the intersection of Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, focuses on solutions and is directed at people who want to break the status quo. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University.

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