4 Ways to Make Others Feel Good in Less Than 4 Minutes
Click on just about any news program, TV interview, social media website, article, or any other random media activity and you will find numerous sob stories. Some impact us for an entire day; whereas others might make us take a moment to appreciate that our lives are not so bad after all.
Whatever happened to the days of ages past, when people stood to hold a door open for a stranger, helped an elderly person to cross the road, or gave an apple or lollipop to a child, for no reason other than just to be kind hearted?
Society has forgotten the fundamentals. Making others feel good translates to better feelings for us, although it is best not to do things for the purposes of selfishness in mind. Compassion is described as “the feeling of empathy for others” which can be difficult to do when people are already consumed with overwhelming feelings from work, social or family obligations. Yet, this very feeling that is derived out of compassion can transcend in many ways, as we have seen in examples such as “Random Acts of Kindness”.
Many people have an attitude that is self-serving, in other words, “Nobody helps me, so why should I help anyone else?” or, “I barely make ends meet, so I can’t part with anything to help someone else.” These are erroneous ways of thinking. To have a desire to help the sick, tired, hungry or needy is an instinct that has been abandoned by the human race.
At CARE, INC. we are not just in the business of care; we are in the business of compassion. So in this blog, we want to just remind people of the many benefits they can experience by adopting these four easy ways to make someone feel great. The good news is that you can typically do any of these things in just under four minutes, or in some cases, four seconds.
4 Ways to Extend Kindness to Others (for no reason at all):
Make these four small and easy gestures something you commit to at least once a day, every day. Watch the amazing benefits unfold before your very eyes, as you extend compassion upon others; then the kindness reverts back to you. Plus, it will make your days a whole lot brighter than merely living in your own private world.
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