Making a difference in my community has been something I strive to accomplish every day. Random acts of kindnesscreate a positive flow of energy to the people around me. A quote that has helped inspire me throughout my ongoing journey says, “You must BE the change you wish to see in the world” – Ghandi. I believe that realizing there is a need is the first step in addressing a problem. I try to become the light of positivity, providing others with the encouragement that they might need. One person can make a huge difference in the lives of others by doing some of the simplest things.
What about ways you can touch the lives of others during your daily routines? I have provided a small list of things that we all can start with today!
- Smile. It will astound you in the amount of those who will smile back.
- Let someone ahead of you in the checkout line, even if they have more than 10 items.
- Compliment a stranger.
- Look at the person speaking to you instead of the cell phone. The text will wait, but that connection of one-to-one could be missed.
- Open the door for someone
I have enjoyed sharing a few thoughts with you today. Ideas we all know, but due to the hectic lives we live, sometimes forget. Remember, it all starts with a smile!