Deciding to make your mark on the world in a positive way is a noble goal. One of the best ways to find happiness, fulfilment, a sense of purpose, and a sense of belonging is to try to help improve the lives of others.
However, this can be an overwhelming goal: how can you, just one individual person, change others' lives for the better? Thinking about that question may make you feel insignificant and impotent, but I've got concrete advice on how you can begin to affect others positively.
Here are 5 simple ways that you can make a positive impact on people's lives today:
#1 GIVE A COMPLIMENT
Whether it be you noticing someone had a new haircut, a nice tie, or even if someone wore a nice outfit that complemented their features, let them know!
It could also be random strangers or even a server at a restaurant. Give compliments from the heart and it definitely won't come off as crazy or creepy. People will appreciate you so much for being mindful, for taking the time to notice them and compliment them.
#2 HOLD THE DOOR
This is again another way of being mindful and helpful to others. Whether it is a man holding the door for a woman or a woman holding the door for a man or an elderly, it is always a kind gesture to think for someone, especially if you see that they might be carrying heavy items or maybe even it's a mother who is pushing a stroller!
PS: Moms always need an extra pair of hands to help them so do proactively help!
#3 ASK SOMEONE HOW ARE THEY
Not just the usual, "How are you?"
Ask people genuinely. Meaning, you can also ask about what they did on the weekend, what's their plans for later, or maybe you know they are going through a tough time, you could let them know that you are there for them, let them know that if they need someone to talk to or share anytime, they can always turn to you.
This is being truly thoughtful and kind without pushing people to disclose sensitive information if they aren't ready to share.
#4 GIVE YOUR LOVED ONES A DAY OFF
If you've noticed your friends, loved ones or family have been going through a challenging patch in life, you could proactively offer to give them a day off.
Offer to do the house chores, run errands, walk the dog, pay the bills, anything.
Your loved ones will appreciate you so much for giving them that precious quality time to practice some self-love and self-care.
#5 SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS
You don't need to wait for a special occasion in order to share things with your neighbors.
What I do for my neighbors is, share with them cookies, chocolates, or fresh baked bread from time to time - for no reason at all!
And so can you!
Your neighbors will love you so much for being so thoughtful and giving. You'll be the most loved neighbor of all time.
Once you’ve watched today's video, I’d love to hear from you.
Which of the 5 ways to spread kindness and impact people's lives are you going to apply today? Do share with me in the comments below.
Like I said, you don't need to do grand gestures in order to make an impact in the world. Just do what you can with what you have, that is powerful enough to create a lasting ripple effect of kindness in the world.
Thank you so much for watching, sharing, and adding your thoughts. Now go be the kind soul that you are and start impacting lives positively!
Live strong, and have the courage to create a life you love because your happiness matters.
With SO much 💖,
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