Most of us want to feel like our lives mean something – that we’re making a positive difference in the world. Every time somebody’s heart of sorrow is pierced with the bullet of your smile, you have hit the bulls eye. Let’s allocate a portion of our lives to building others up, and enhancing their quality of life…
We should intentionally do more of:
- Volunteering your expertise (whatever it is) to the world, and give those services to anyone who needs them.
- Performing random acts of kindness.
- Be compassionate in all human transactions.
After all, it is not impossible for one person to change someone’s bad day! Why not give more people the satisfaction of feeling valued, and encouraged? Share a smile, a smile reveals the light within you, the beautiful person you are. Ever notice how often a friend or colleague will reciprocate a smile after you share one?
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
Blunder and Stagger, sharing generously
We all make mistake, we all stumble around like nervous idiots and we definitely all get down now and again. When we help others, we learn; we aren’t alone in our determination to feel better and live happily. When one person performs a good deed, it causes a chain reaction of other altruistic acts. One study found that people are more likely to perform feats of generosity after observing another do the same. Passing through the town of sadness is healthy and part of being alive, just make sure you or your loved ones don’t move into that town. When you choose to help others, especially if it’s face to face, you’re entering their lives in a positive way, reinforcing social connections as you go. sharing-generously-cheerful-giver
It is more blessed to give than to receive
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.