So would you like to learn the “Art of Giving” and in the process discover what Happiness looks and feels like? Sure it would be nice (at least to me) to be able to financially help out people who truly need it, if I had the money to spend I would focus all my efforts on those who chose professions that put others above themselves such as Police, Fire and the Military and their families, I understand the hardship’s associated with this type of sacrifice and the emotional toll it can take.
But let’s focus on the Now, something both you and I can do today that can make a difference in someone’s life. Even if your bank account is in the negative (not a good feeling) there is still so much that we can do to help others and in turn help ourselves find Happiness in the “Art of Giving.”
Okay so let’s put money off the table and look at the other currencies that you have an abundance of and may not even know it…such as Emotion, Your Time, Your Heart and Your Compassion.
Here are a few ways you can “Give” today to someone who may need it most..
~Give A Kind Word
It really isn’t hard to just take a moment and tell someone that they are Awesome, If you haven’t talked to someone for a while send them a random text, or call them..anything. It is such a simple act but can really brighten someone’s day.
If you know of someone who is going through a difficult time in their life, be supportive, let them know you are there for them. Showing support can Inspire people with fresh courage to face the day.
Be grateful for the things people do for you, Always be Thankful and show Appreciation. If someone holds the door for you say Thank You. The person bagging your groceries deserves your Thank You..A simple Thank You can make people feel valued.
Give Honor where Honor is due, Show those who put others above themselves the Honor they deserve. That Policeman, Fireman or Soldier you see should always deserve your Thank You as do the Teachers and Care Givers of your loved ones.
This is hard for some, But just be Happy, be a Positive person. If your a Positive and Uplifting person you are great to be around and you in turn make those people around you Happy.
~Give Of Your Time
Give of your time to a greater cause other than yourself, be available to those in need, friends help friends, don’t be a fair weather friend, be willing to lend a hand.
Give Hope and watch hopelessness disappear, this comes from being a Positive person, show others that even in the darkest hours that Hope abounds.
~Give A Smile
Here is a great way to make someone’s day..“Just Smile”, Smile at everyone you see today and I bet you will get one in return.
These are but a few of the many ways we can “Give” and in turn receive Happiness.