Everyone wants a better life, am I right? I know I do. And Fortunately, there are lots of things that make life better. There are obvious ones that everyone wants which are to have more money, to have a better job and to marry the person of your dreams. And then there are the less obvious ones like getting a massage for your aching back after a hard day, or getting that irritating little rock out of your shoe (how do they keep getting in there?).
I’m going to focus on one of the less obvious things, because let’s be serious I’m not a miracle worker. Yet.
For me, the most important thing you can do to make your life positive is something anyone can do. Random acts of kindness. Simple right? This is something that really helped me out in my own life.
Something I’ve learned over the years is that nobody cares more about your own problems than you do. And that’s fair, why should they? Everyone else has their own problems to worry about. By now we’ve all gotten used to it, we deal with it ourselves. Then, one day, we’re having just a downright awful horrible day. We slept in, we were late for work, spilled coffee on ourselves, the whole 9 yards. And then, in the middle of our personal storm of misery and frustration something unexpected happens.
Someone nice comes along.
They offer to buy you a new coffee, help you with one of the many things you’ve been struggling with. Whatever. Isn’t that just the best feeling ever? That one nice thing drags me right out of the heart of the storm and I see a little ray of sunshine. It boosts my entire day back up.
So how does this help you build a more positive life? Like this.
Positivity breeds positivity.
If you do nice things for other people, other people do nice things back for you. It’s that simple. If you smile at everyone, everyone will smile back at you. And this works every time. It really just comes down to one thing.
People want to feel like they’re cared about.
So show them you care. If you take the time to perform random acts of kindness each and every day it will come back at you in a big way. Many people just can’t be bothered. But how hard is it really to hold the door for someone with their hands full? It’s not. But it could mean all the difference to that person. And they’ll remember that even if you don’t.
So do yourself a favor and help somebody else today. Here’s a challenge for you. Pick three people that look like they need help, and lend a hand. Have any of your own stories where a random act of kindness brightened your day? Share it with us in the comments below!
If you take one thing away from this post remember, positivity breeds positivity.