The world is a beautiful place. We are created with innate virtues of love, compassion and humanity. These are talents in today’s world as we have evolved into a race which believes that virtues get you nowhere whereas sins take you places. We have been warned and asked to be selfish and to think about our benefits over the troubles of others. Is it the ideal world you wish to be a part of? True that we belong here but we can change the dynamics by changing one person at a time. It is always better to act than to just have good intentions. One person can change a lot. Let’s all try to be that one person.
Learn how to change the world through small acts of kindness:
1. Forgive and Forget
Be the bigger person in all situations. People will call you names for it but that shouldn’t really bother you or deter you from your mission. You have a different journey than the rest of them and you should carry on with it fearlessly. Forgiving is a beautiful feeling. It frees you from the heartache and wound created by an incident. You are letting go of the worry and guilt which liberates you from the situation immediately.
2. Be Kinder To Yourself
Being aware of yourself is the highest service you can pay to the world. While the world is busy breaking themselves down, if you are making conscious efforts to rebuild yourself, you are the ultimate hero. Self-care is underrated. Taking care of your body and soul makes you a better individual, powerful enough to conquer himself and the world in turn. Love yourself and take care of yourself every day.
3. Rebuild a person who is broken from the inside
On your journey, you will find a lot of people who are shattered from inside. Help these people on a personal level. Find out what is bothering them and give them a pep talk. You have no idea how far this can help them. The fact that someone believes in you, your vision or understands your problems makes one feel supported, understood and relevant. It is beautiful how this can turn their life around.
4. Be A Hero for a child by showing Love
As a child we all wanted some adult to understand us. This person sometimes came into our lives and sometimes they didn’t. Be that person for a child today. They need a supportive elder who can make them fly. Believe in their dreams and show them how beautiful this world is. It can help them grow up to be independent individuals who are not scared to chase their dreams. Imagine the kind of impact you will have on his or her life.
5. Volunteer to do the job of someone who needs a break
It is not only kind but wonderful to help someone with their chores. Imagine a friend working 16 hour shifts a day and returning home tired and demotivated. You can help them out by making them a meal, taking their pet out for a walk, doing the dishes, making their bed or even completing their assignments just to take care of their fatigued mind and body.
These are not the only ways to show love. There a million tiny ways in which you can affect the lives of people in need of compassion. Do your bit daily and see how people start treating you as their hero who took care of them when they needed it the most. Be a person people would look up to and like to follow. Do your best to put out beauty into this world of misery. You can be the change that you are looking for in this world.
Written By: Sampurna Sengupta