I subscribe to Seth Godin’s blog and he posts EVERY DAY…which is amazing. What makes it amazing is that it ALWAYS brings value to my day…and obviously thousands of other subscribers. The one I am going to share here rang so true for me this morning and felt it was a perfect addition to my goals with Better Lifestyle Solutions.
When you opt in to be on my email list, you will receive a gift, a page that I put together titled “Five Ways to LIVE BETTER”.
The fourth on my list is BE KIND…
Always, always, always tell those you care about that you love them…EVERYDAY. Maybe help a stranger in need or ask the clerk at the store how she is doing….look at their name tag and address them by name. I promise, you will lift them up and you will feel equally good. The goal here is recognize the LOVE in your heart and use it to be BETTER!
Here’s Seth’s post and I think you will see why it rang so true for me…
Luxury goods are only consumed when we’ve got enough. You shouldn’t go shopping for a Birkin bag with your last dollar.
It’s easy to believe that kindness is like that. We need more reserves, perhaps, before we can expend some of what we’ve got in this generous way.
You’ve had a hard day, it’s raining out, the world is changing, your boss is mean to you, the checking account is overdrawn, you’re on deadline…
But… Does every need have to be filled, every emotion in place before we’re capable of being kind? (I LOVE THIS)
Do we have to have enough money, enough confidence about the future and enough of everything else we crave before we can find the space to offer someone else a hand?
It turns out that the opposite is true. That kindness is a foundation for the rest. That investing time and resources in extending ourselves shifts the rest of our needs in precisely the right direction, not only putting us closer to satisfying those other needs, but enjoying the journey as well.
Kindness rewards the giver as well.
Imagine our World if everyone would just pause and BE KIND.