How Simple Acts Of Kindness Can Change Lives
I remember many years ago disagreeing strongly when hubby told me that one person couldn’t make a difference in the world. We were in our late twenties, and like most young people, we both thought we knew everything.
To me (being the optimist) it just made sense that I, or anyone else for that matter, could make a difference in the world, even though at the time I couldn’t actually articulate how this might happen, or why I believed it to be true.
I have vague memories that trying to explain my point of view at the time was somewhat fruitless, but I’ve gotten much soooo better at the whole ‘being right’ thing over the last thirty something years! 😎
Now hubby on the other hand, well he wasn’t even worried about explaining his point of view. He was just adament that one person couldn’t make a difference on their own. People power ruled sometimes, but only in numbers!
But as with many things we’ve ‘discussed’ over the last thirty odd years in our marriage, he now knows he was his point of view was kind of limited and more than a little pessimistic…
The Ripple Effect Of One Small Act Of Kindness
Have you every had a bad day? Of course you have! We all have those tough days when something’s gone wrong and we’re not in a good place.
Do you remember a days like that where you’ve had a really shitty day, you were feeling miserable, and then the face of a stranger lights up and smiled at you?
And what about the time you were struggling with arms full of groceries or something else, fumbling with keys and you dropped something on the ground and a stranger picked it up and handed it to you?
Do you remember how that made you feel?
These simple acts of kindness can certainly make an impact not only on someone having a bad day, but on potentially on someone’s life.
The truth is that you don’t know where the person you are showing kindness to is at, in their mind or their life. You don’t know where they’ve just come from, what they’ve just experienced, or what news they’ve just been told.
Small actions can (and do) often lead to giant ripples.
One small act of kindness can completely change the mood, the experience, the thoughts, the day and even the life of someone you’ve interacted with who then may go on to perform a kindness for someone else.
In fact the cycle might just continue, from one person to the other, growing and spreading around the world without you even knowing about it.
Kindness Feels Good
No matter how great or small your act of kindness is, it will likely have real benefits to your own mental health. According to experts, even the smallest act of kindness can create a beneficial effect to not only the receiver’s psyche, but on that of the giver as well.
Even a simple smile can increase the comfort of another person as well as making them happier.
The truth is that your beautiful smile could be the reason someone is lifted out of despair. You could be the person that creates the change they were desperate for.
And once again, smiling not only benefits the receiver, but it also benefits you too! Smiling puts you in a better mood as well as having other interesting effects.
Kindness Can Be Contagious
Small acts of kindness can create change in two ways; they are often the incentive for others to start effecting their own small kindnesses, and kindness is contagious, creating people who show more kindness to others.
So in other words, when we are kind, other people are inspired to kindness also.
Kindness is truly a blessing that keeps on giving.
Let’s take a look at another quick example. If you’re kind and friendly to the bus driver, he’s more likely to be the same way to the next passenger.
In turn, that passenger is more likely to arrive home feeling happy, and ultimately go on to have a great evening with their family.
Everyday Small Acts Of Kindness
There are so many ways we can be kind, and with a small decision to spread kindness every day, we can change not only our lives, but impact countless lives that we may never ever know about.
With simple acts such as smiling, giving compliments, or even leaving uplifting notes in books at your local library or bookstore, you can make a difference to someone’s life every day.
Helping someone who needs help, volunteering or donating are other ways to be kind to those around you.
Whatever acts of kindness you choose to do, each can have a huge impact on other people around the world in ways you simply can’t imagine. Each tiny act of kindness is received with love, and then often passed along to another, gradually growing into a ripple effect much larger than you might anticipate.
Sharing doTERRA – The Kindness Company
For myself, and for millions of others around the world, sharing doTERRA is an act of kindness that keeps on giving.
This is why doTERRA as a company has grown so fast.
When I share an essential oil with a stranger and I help her solve a problem, I impact her life. If she then goes on to share an oil with someone else, then I have played my part in impacting that person’s life.
And so it goes on, spreading around the world, impacting potentially millions of lives in a positive way – spreading kindness.
In doTERRA there are literally teams of millions of people that have been built on kindness, sharing and caring. These massive teams of people that span the globe, have been built by one person at a time, caring about and being kind to another, sharing essential oils, and natural solutions for health, emotional or financial challenges with others, who in turn share with more people.
And then there are the growers and communities whose lives are also changed by those of us using and sharing doTERRA.
doTERRA is truly a business built on kindness.
I love doTERRA and it’s products. It feels good and it makes my heart sing! And hubby now understands how one person can make a difference! We are blessed.
Love & light
P.S. If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, please contact me. I’d love to share this kindness with you.