Love makes the world go around. Not literally, obviously – that’s something to do with gravitational forces – but in a metaphorical sense it really does. Most of us have a lot of love in our hearts, and when we let that show the world becomes a better place. And the love we give out gets reflected back to us.
Just try it. Smile at people. Whenever you have the chance, be kind. Pay compliments when the opportunity arises. See how a small gesture from you can brighten someone’s day. You’ll immediately feel better about yourself. I know you’re a nice person but when you show a little love you’ll know it too.
But there’s more to it than that. When you smile at people they tend to smile back. Kindness and compliments are reciprocated. So not only do you make yourself feel good, others do too.
And the really great thing is that this all builds on itself. As you start to feel better you smile more, you find it easier to be kind, you’re more willing to pay compliments rather than judging people for their faults. And that can only increase the amount of positivity you get in return.
So here’s my challenge to you. Make today the day you show the world all the love in your heart.
The next time you go out, smile at every person you pass, even the miserable-looking ones. Especially the miserable-looking ones – they need it the most.
Find an opportunity to be kind. It really isn’t that difficult – you just have to help someone. If you’re really struggling with this you could just drop some spare change into a charity box or donate a few items to the local food bank collection.
Pay someone a compliment. It doesn’t have to be anything huge – maybe you can tell a friend her hair looks nice or you like the colour of his shirt. If you don’t feel comfortable commenting on someone’s personal appearance you could compliment their garden – gardeners love that.
Show the world some love, see it reflected back, and notice how great you feel.