By Bronwyn Ison
My daughters are 7 and 10-years-old. We were having a conversation the other day about how all action taken in life is of consequence. My youngest daughter replied, “I can’t change the world.” As a parent I gathered myself and wondered, “I have not taught you such a thought.” I needed to explain in greater detail, how she will make a difference. My eldest chimed in on the conversation and began to explain to her sister, she can make a difference. I was on cloud nine to hear such dialogue between them. Hence, they are the inspiration for this week’s article.
What you do day-to-day matters to those around you. Therefore, projecting positive actions and thoughts should be your goal. Small acts of kindness do not require much effort. Last week while my mother was standing in line to purchase a drink and snack, the man in front of her turned to say, “Your items are on me. Have a nice day!” This was simple, required little, and made my mother’s day.
How can you make a difference in the world? You don’t have to conquer the world. A simple act of kindness can make all the difference to one person. The domino effect begins.
Commence by complimenting someone. Everyone loves, desires and needs a compliment. This is sure to bring a smile to their face and brighten the day.
Place the spotlight on someone else. Give them credit where credit is due. Allowing someone’s talents to be highlighted will encourage them to strive for greatness near term.
Take time to teach someone how accomplish something. You may struggle with displaying patience. This would be a win-win situation. Teach, share and learn greater composure.
Write someone a short note or letter. Express your gratitude towards this person. Let them know they are important and needed in your life.
It is the little things we do that can make all the difference. Acts of kindness are not difficult or time consuming. Don’t act selfishly or disingenuous. Act out of love. Love will always lead the way.
Bronwyn Ison is the Owner of Evovle Yoga. www.e-volveyoga.com
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