Ripples of Effect
When an opportunity to show kindness presents itself, choose it. A wise woman once said “If you toss a pebble of kindness into a puddle the ripples of kindness will flow back to you. Throw a pebble of animosity & be ready for the tidal wave.
Smile and make eye contact with everyone that you meet. End every transaction and meeting with a sincere thank you and have a really great day. Most importantly, mean it.
2. See Only Good
There is good in everyone. See the good in everyone and everything. Practice by paying compliments to five people a day.
3. Put Others First
Let others go first. Everyone is so rushed that they often miss the needs of others. Practice your considerations they often slow down and let other proceed your needs.
4. Feed The World
You can’t rightly go out and feed the entire world but, you can start a flow toward such a task. The next time you see someone begging or on the streets, instead of handing them money or passing them by, buy an extra sandwich or meal and give it to them.
5. Befriend The Lonely
Sit next to someone who is less popular or alone instead of your regular crowd. Get to know that person and find something you have in common. Pull them into the gang. Say “hi” every time you see each other.
6. Pay A Compliment
Find opportunities to give compliments. It costs nothing, takes no time, and could make someone’s entire day. Don’t just think it. Say it. For example, upon entering the Magic Kingdom, one of the security guards said to each child dressed as a princess ‘Excuse me, Princess, can I have your autograph.’
7. Be Kind To Yourself
Remember yourself. As we hustle and bustle of our busy days we forget about the person we really count on the most “yourself”. Every day write 3 to 5 things for which you’re grateful about yourself. Give praise for your accomplishments. Instead of beating yourself up for errors, write down how you can improve. Do this every night. Research has shown that this will increases your happiness and self-confidence.