Living By Design is all about being intentional and today’s Monday Motivation blog post is a focus on kindness. The world needs more kindness and each of us can contribute.
While we are not individually responsible for another person’s overall happiness, each of us has the power to create happiness in another person for a moment or longer. And if you find yourself in a position to do so, why wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t you want somebody to do the same for you if the roles were reversed?
It’s not difficult to add a nugget of happiness to another person’s day. When you’re standing in line at the grocery store, find something to compliment about the person checking you out…a nice manicure, an attractive watch on their wrist, or their smile.
Even just a moment of eye contact and a genuine smile passed to another person can awaken a big of joy. And you would be surprised that the joy is not only given, but received.
The same treatment should be applied to your friends and family. These are the people we may take most for granted and they (we) need to hear positive words from those who love us the most. Imagine the opposite – it cuts us to the chase when our loved ones are careless with their words.
Many people’s weaknesses are easy to recognize – and then point out. But if you start to intentionally look, you’ll start to see the light in others. And when you do, focus on that. Treat them as if that is all you see.
Wouldn’t it be an amazing day when the majority of people could practice this kindness? Wouldn’t YOU feel better giving this treatment to others and as a bonus, receiving this kindness? I know I would.
In fact, I am going to re-focus my intention immediately. Will you join me?
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