10 Small Acts of Kindness That Will Make a Big Difference 707

small acts of kindness

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” Plato

 When was the last time you did a good deed? Without expecting anything in return? Acts of kindness, just like that…

If you don’t remember, I’m afraid you’ve drifted apart from the real human nature. You’ve fallen into the trap of today’s society and have come to the point where you do good to someone only when you want something back or have other stimulus to do so.

But if you do, you certainly remember the incredible feeling you get after that. Because that is what good means in its original meaning. That is how our soul and mind work when not affected by outer temptations and tendencies like consumerism and egoism. That is how we were meant to communicate with one another – by doing good, being kind, helping whenever we can and never expecting anything in return.

By being kind to someone for no reason, by giving, by helping and doing good, you can become happier, find true satisfaction, harmony and can experience something wonderful. Because the minute you see the person’s smile, or feel the benefit of what you’ve done, or see how someone finds hope because of what you did, you will know it was worth it. And will want to do it again.

Imagine what the world would be like if everyone just did a few random acts of kindness to people he doesn’t know. Then we would live in a much happier and peaceful place.

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But don’t worry if you still haven’t tried that. It’s never too late to go back to what lies deep inside you – your humanity, kindness, compassion and desire to help.

So begin now by trying some of the things listed below and feel the good things that will come into your life once you turn to your better side.

10 Small Acts of Kindness

1. If someone really likes something you have, simply give it to him (as soon as it’s not really important or necessary to make a living).

A friend of yours may make you constant compliments about something you possess. Your colleague may be looking at your sandwich or else with interest while at the café although he has already ordered something else. A friend (girl) may love your new earrings, top, etc.

Just give it to them. At first you will feel resistance and will do it unwillingly, but the inner pleasure you’ll feel after that will be priceless.

Once you’ve done it, you’ll have gone miles further than other people because you will have won the battle with selfishness. Step by step you will soon be a new person, an individual who is willing to give.

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2. Plant a tree, or at least a flower.

Experience it, do it consciously and feel how you help nature create a new life.

3. Give money to a beggar.

That is the easiest thing you can do and he will probably spend it better.

4. Adopt a pet.

That will make both its life and yours better. And it will truly love you once it gets attached.

It’s even proven that having a pet improves your health.

5. Give advice, information, direction and help whenever you can.

If someone stops you on the street and is looking for a certain place, take your time to explain where it is to him, or even show him the way. Don’t say you’re in a hurry because you never know when you will end up in the same situation.

If a friend is depressed or feels down, listen to him, encourage him and send him your love. If someone needs advice, always give it.

6. Do volunteer work.

You can read about its benefits here.

7. Donate all the things in your apartment you don’t need.

I’m sure there are clothes in your wardrobe you haven’t worn in the last few years, books on your shelf you won’t read again, toys your children used to play with and so on. Give that to charity.

This way you will make someone happy, will declutter, create more space at home and feel great after that.

8. Don’t wait for an occasion to make a gift to your loved ones.

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Just surprise them. That will make them feel special and loved.

9. In the coffee shop pay for the person behind you on the queue without telling him.

The employee behind the bar will be quite surprised too, but ignore that. Just smile and leave after that without waiting for any recognition.

10. Send flowers anonymously to someone you know is lonely.

A BONUS IDEA: Have you ever found a penny on the street? I’m sure you have. And didn’t it make you smile? Didn’t you feel lucky? Didn’t you stay positive for a while only because of that small thing?

That makes everyone happy no matter how small it is. Because for a second you believe that life is not so bad, you forget the bad things and just look at that little lucky object.

But have you ever tried being on the other side?

Sometimes when I have small money, I throw a coin somewhere on the street. That is a sure way to make someone smile. In probably a few minutes someone will be holding it and will feel lucky. So do this little thing a few times. Even make it a habit of yours. You won’t see the result of your good deed but you will know it. That’s more than enough.

So go out today and start doing good. The world needs people like you.

Start today, do it with passion, and expect nothing in return.

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion 12

Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!

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This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.