Perform Random Acts of Kindness today if you want to see change in your own life.
It’s true, something as simple as a smile can make all the difference in someones life. We take these small gestures for granted way to often. I’ve been on an internal mission to be kind to myself on a daily basis and it’s not always easy.
Most of us are our own worst enemy. We are quick to cut some slack for everyone around us but rarely do we extend the same grace to self.
This is a time of year that is hard for so many people, I don’t know why but it seems to be right across the board. Everyone is very sensitive around Christmas and maybe it’s amplified because it’s the giving season. Giving doesn’t always have to take on a physical form. As mentioned in the beginning of my post I refer to offering someone a smile. Easy for us and I know for me, when someone smiles I always receive it warmly. It makes me feel good.
Saying something meaningful to someone might be what’s in order, or sometimes “not” saying what we were thinking can work.
A phone call to someone you haven’t talked to in a while, simply to find out how they are.
A hand written note and mail it to someone who has no idea it’s coming.
One thing I’m enjoying is Ray Higdon’s project called Wealth Wednesday. He started sharing this concept in his RankMakers Group and it’s catching on like wildfire. Doing something as simply paying the toll for the car behind you, paying for the person’s coffee that’s in line behind you at your favourite coffee shop. Doing those things but doing them anonymously.
A simply thing like handing someone a quarter because that’s what they were short for the groceries they where paying for, that’s right 25 cents. A super small thing for us, but a huge difference for the person who’s short.
All it really takes is mindfulness and a willingness to give a little. As we begin to set these examples I know it will change things for all involved.
Call your kids and tell them you love them, or call your parents if they are still alive. Nothing elaborate a simple, just calling to tell you I love you.
Then take a minute to experience how you actually feel. If you do you’ll likely want to feel that way more often and guess what, it’s in the next opportunity to give.
Here are a few examples for you to enjoy: