Life can get pretty crazy sometimes. Everyone is busy dealing with the things that are going on in their life, and it’s easy to get so caught up in those things that we can forget to take a look at the world around us, and think about the people around us. All of us have things going on in our lives that cause stress, worry, and sadness from time to time. Some people hide those emotions better than others. When you pass by someone on any given day, you have no idea what that person is going through in their life. Even if that person is a friend or relative, unless they tell you exactly what is on their mind, you have no way of knowing.
I find myself feeling frustrated quite often when I see or hear someone treat another person poorly. What if the person on the receiving end of that treatment is having the worst day of their life, and has decided they can’t take anymore? What if all that person needed in their life to turn things around for them was for someone to be kind to them and just take the time to smile and say hello? You just never know.
I’ve always believed in treating others the way I want to be treated. It really isn’t difficult to be nice to people and to sincerely wish them well. We’re all going through this journey of life. We all take our own paths, but we all are on the same journey. We’re on the journey to find happiness, to find love, to achieve success, to do the things we want to do while we’re on this planet. I know this is wishful thinking, but wouldn’t it be so much easier for all of us if everybody were kind to each other?
Being kind doesn’t require a significant amount of time, effort, or money. Kindness can be very simple. Be polite, always. Smile at people. Say hello. Ask someone how their day is going. Help others when you’re able. Be attentive. Be genuine and sincere in everything you say and do. Love the people you care about with your whole heart. Happiness and positivity are contagious, spread them to everyone around you.
A simple gesture at the right time could change someone’s life forever. The littlest things in life really can have the biggest impact. If you really want to make a difference in this world, be the reason someone smiles today.