Posted on Dec 06, 2012 by lavaleaf
"When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace." - The 14th Dalai Lama
Busy, busy, busy. Our world is a busy place. From the moment we wake up, we've got responsibilities. Make breakfast, get to work, pick the kids up from school. And sometimes our world is reduced to what we have to do. We don't see the big picture. We don't consider the billions of other people doing the same thing with their day. We don't think of how we all fit together, how connected we are. So it's easy sometimes to focus on ourselves, and not think to give to others.
The truth is, we are connected, and our world grows smaller every day. How we treat others is how we treat ourselves, so make it your goal today to remember to show some love and kindness to others. It could even be as small as giving a smile and a dollar to the homeless man you pass every day but never pay attention to. Your kindness can completely change someone's world, and even if it's not quite that dramatic, you've still made the world a better place, one smile at a time.