7 Proven Tactics to Help Spread Joy Around the World_Featured_, Happiness, Love Sunday, September 9th, 2012
(By Cherie Roe Dirksen | Purpose Fairy)
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia
Doesn’t it feel wonderful to be the catalyst that activates the pay it forward system? What is paying it forward? For those of you who don’t know — it is when you perform an act of kindheartedness with no need for reward, the receiver of that action then pays it forward to someone else.
This creates a cycle of goodwill that can, hopefully, snowball — spreading out into the world at large.
Do you feel like starting an avalanche of joy today?
How Can I Be of Service?
Here is a simple list of things that you can start to incorporate into your every day life, scattering those seeds of love and bliss. I guarantee that the pay-off will be huge — just watch how you start affecting people’s lives.
- Smile at people — especially the ones that look grumpy. They are the very ones who probably need your beam of sunlight more than anything!
“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ~Mother Teresa
- Hug people —most people are tactile and appreciate some physical contact. It could mean the world of difference to them if you hugged them instead of just standing there like a great lump!
“Hugs are the universal medicine.” ~Author Unknown
- Genuine compliments – don’t hold back on this one but don’t force it either. There are so many times when we think something nice about a person but never actually open our mouths to voice it. Just one little spoken observation could make someone’s day.
- Practice kindness — be gentle and giving in all you do. Don’t only reserve yourself for friends and family. Treat everyone you meet as If you were long lost buddies. Do this with animals too; they just thrive on unconditional love.