A smile is contagious and in a good way. It’s actually one of the very few things that you’d want to “catch” and then spread to others. The great things about making someone else smile is it gives you a feeling of happiness as well. You never know what someone’s day is like, or what trials and troubles they are going through so the beautiful thing about making someone else smile is that it can make their entire day. Being able to share and spread happiness is a beautiful gift that anyone can enjoy. Why not start the sharing trend and spread happiness any way that you can? It’s come back to you tenfold as well!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to contribute to the world somehow. I bet that, just like me, you walk around with some sort of wish in your heart to change the world in some way, but you might not do anything about it. How come?
My excuses were time, money, fears, and not knowing how to go about it. I’m guessing you have similar hindrances. However after sometime I realised just one thing:
All I really have is today. And I better make it count.
If you’re like me, quite busy with daily life, you might not know where to start. Consider following and see if there are anything you can apply in your everyday.
1. Be kind toward yourself.
You know how on airplanes they advise that in case of a possible accident, parents should put on their oxygen masks before they help their kids? The same thing applies here.
Be kind toward yourself. Really. You can’t give what you don’t have, right? So go ahead and do the things you love—dance, sing, or paint all you want. Just enjoy. Then go and spread some happiness around you.
This is the best method ever to make your own day and spread happiness around to others. Don’t wait to be happy; think of something good in your life, smile, and see what happens.
Surprise the people you love with flowers, small presents, kind words, help, a hug, or a genuine compliment.
4. Be a hero.
Notice and help someone around you, a perfect stranger.
5. Say something good about someone or something.
Be genuine. This makes you feel good and it’s much better than gossiping, since you’re spreading positive words and thoughts with the people around you. Win!
6. Make an effort to have good thoughts.
The thing with our thoughts is that they become words and then actions, so it’s important we observe them and choose them wisely. Our thoughts are like flower seeds. They can either spread happiness or sadness. The choice is ours!
7. Listen with all your attention.
It sounds so easy, yet really few master it. Give your full attention to the person you’re talking with. It can change your whole view of the person and vice versa. That makes two happy people!
8. Learn a skill.
Then teach it for free. It could be anything from languages to cooking. Make it your one-person charity organization. Just don’t tell anyone. Have fun!
Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.Eleanor Roosevelt
As you can see the simplest acts can create a chain of happiness that is contagious. So go out and be the light of the world.
What do you do to spread happiness?