Have you been feeling the weight of the news lately, friends?? It’s heavy and it’s overwhelming. And it just sort of sits on your shoulders, feeling like it could all crush you at any moment with its sheer force. I’ll admit that I’ve been getting pretty discouraged over the last few months (well, actually, since November 8th…), but maybe — just maybe — we have a little glimmer of hope in the form of World Kindness Day!!
Today couldn’t have come at a better or more-needed time. Maybe you agree. The world seems to be on fire from all angles, and, honestly, it just seems to be getting worse by the day. So, how can we inject some niceness into the world? Not just today, but tomorrow and the next day and the day after that? Here are 3 simple (but meaningful!) ways to get started…
Technology and social media have really put a wrench in the Art of Listening. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for another person is simply listen to them. Don’t try and solve their problem. Don’t try and tell them how they should feel. Just sit and listen. It’s one of the kindest gifts you can give your fellow humans.
Insults are so 2016, don’t you think?? The next time you feel an insult escape your lips, counteract that negativity with a compliment. In fact, throw around that “Great job!” and “You rock!” like they’re both going out of style! Let those compliments ripple through the world like a pebble in the ocean.
Giving your whole heart to the ones you love is never a bad idea. After all, the world needs all the love it can get. Tell someone TODAY just how much you love them. And give them a big hug too!!
Also, I love how my writer friend Dorri Olds puts it…
I am much more aware of other people’s feelings than I’ve ever been before. I try to speak to others as I like to be spoken to and it must be making a difference because I feel close to so many kind people.
Now more than ever, the world needs more kind people. Be one of the nice ones today and always!!! If you ask me, 2017 could have used 365 days of World Kindness Day, but we all have to start somewhere. Let today be it!
[Bottom photo via We Heart It]