In A Word…

There are words everywhere, coming at us from people, from screens, from little attachments we stick in our ears. Words we ignore, or not. Words we believe, or not.

With all the words bombarding us, what impact can one single word have?

Massive.

One word can make your day, change your mood, make you smile if it’s the right word. If it’s a word you understand.

Mike Landry, a Brampton, Ontario bus driver learned that word.

Satsriakaal.

It means Hello, in Punjabi. But it means a lot more to Mike’s passengers. It means acceptance, it means welcome, it means respect.

That one word was the beginning. Now, four years later, Mike has learned a lot more Punjabi from his passengers, and made a lot of friends. There’s a lot of laughter on Mike’s bus these days.

Be careful of the words you say,
Keep them short and sweet.
You never know, from day to day,
Which ones you’ll have to eat.”- Annonymous

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2 thoughts on “In A Word…

  1. It’s not just the words, but also the sincerity behind the words. When Trump ate a taco salad to prove he liked Mexicans, no one believed him. His words and deeds said otherwise. The bus driver, on the other hand, went out of his way to learn about others.

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