Practice Random Acts of Kindness
There used to be a bumper sticker a few years ago that said, “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” What a great idea! Everyone should start with this idea and then plus it every single day. Instead of just random acts of kindness why not plan out acts of kindness especially for the people you love and also include yourself.
So just what are random acts of kindness? Well as you go through your day you can practice kindness randomly such as pick up trash as you walk down your street, put a quarter in expired parking meter that you see, send someone that you do not know very well in nice little note with encouragement or maybe just reaching out and telling something they’re doing a great job etc.
What about the people that you know who go unappreciated every single day? Why not just send your parents or grandparents a card letting them know you’re thinking about them and how much you appreciate everything they’ve done for you over the years. What about your kids and just giving them a big hug saying what a special blessing they are to your life. Maybe treat your best friend randomly to lunch and thanking them for being there and supporting you throughout the years.
What about yourself? Why not start eating healthier, read more inspirational books, getting a massage or starting to eat healthy, etc. you are your own best friend so treat yourself as if you are your main support. You are your biggest fan. So be good to yourself and you will influence others to treat you the same way.
THIS WEEK'S ACTION STEP
Here is this week’s personal exercise:
Who are some of the more famous people who provide you with loving inspiration? Some people look to inspirational people like Gandhi 0r Mother Teresa. Some people even look to Jesus for inspiration. They inspired and continue to inspire people throughout the world.
Ask yourself, who are the most loving people you know or that you know of? Take out your journal or notebook and turn to a blank page and write the numbers one through seven. Now think of the seven most loving people that motivate you. Next to each person you wrote down I want you to list one thing you can learn from them that you can duplicate.
Once you have your list then adopt one trait a day over the course of the next week. By the end of that week you’ll find your life beginning to positively transform right before your eyes.
Remember, Life is not about finding yourself, life is about CREATING yourself. Time to create the best life possible.