‘Lollipop Moment’

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8th Oct, 2023

 I was introduced to this wonderful concept of a ‘Lollipop Moment’ by an amazing speaker at a conference I attended recently.

A lollipop moment simply put is when you do or say something nice for someone even a stranger or when you acknowledge something nice done for you or said about you.

The Speaker then made us say something nice to 4 people attending the conference & sitting next to us or in the rows behind or in front of us.

The energy transformation in the room was to be seen to be believed & suddenly everyone was feeling good & better and more friendly with the co attendees.

He then encouraged all present to adopt this practise in our daily life and see for ourselves the difference it makes in our attitude & the way we approach life.

I was immediately reminded of this wonderful quote by Mary Angelou, ‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’

Everybody has a life-defining moment that came about as a result of someone doing something really tiny.

Sometimes that person might not even know the ultimate effect of this one little thing that they did. Something simple like smiling at a complete stranger, for example.

We have all experienced ‘Lollipop moments’ in our life, it may be a kind word from a stranger or a compliment from a respected “teacher” in our lives that helped build our inner strength.

Whether you are a good friend, a consumer, or a parent, A lollipop moment could be part of your landscape every day.

And this could be a “game-changer” for you and those around you.

The world would be a better place if we made sure to thank people when they’ve said something that fundamentally made our lives better, and when possible, we should look for a reason to lead by saying or doing something special in the small moments of life.

There are two parts to this equation:

Firstly, we should be making the most of opportunities to speak up, to say heartfelt things that might have a huge impact on others, even strangers!

Secondly, are we telling those people who had that kind of impact on us that we are so amazingly grateful?

This Sunday, create a ‘Lollipop Moment’ – do something nice or thank someone for something nice done for you & stay blessed forever.