I was driving home from university today and I saw a man crossing the road. I looked out my window and smiled at him. He smiled back and it made me think, why don’t we smile more? Why don’t we show kindness and compassion more? This world can be hard enough and with people always going through stuff in their lives, I think it’s nice to just smile or do nice things every once and a while.
When I’m going through something horrid, I can tend to be in a bad mood for it. I can be grumpy or rushing around stressing, and I’ve had it before when people have held a door open for me or complimented me or smiled, and honestly it’s made my day. I don’t think we realise just how effortless it is to be kind and random to people we see out and about. It costs nothing and yet it can make somebody’s day.
There are going to be people who may not smile back, or say thank you, but I think like everything that’s gonna happen. There will always be people like that, but I come across those who are genuine and kind and that’s why it’s worth doing it. If you don’t get the response back that you’re looking for, it’s a shame. If you do however, you can make them a lot happier with their day and you can feel good about yourselves. Give it a go! What have you got to lose?
I love being kind and going that extra mile. I love giving a homeless person a drink or a sandwich and I love giving up my feet for someone who needs it more than me. I love smiling at an old lady or grinning at a baby in a pram. I think it’s something little that can make such a difference, so why not see how you get on? I don’t think you’ll regret it.
Give other people a positive day and show those out there that there are nice people in the world who care and are nice to see. When you see a person looking sad in the high street, smile at them. If there’s an elderly lady walking down your wrong, why not wish her a good morning and a smile? If you see someone you know, ask them how they are and make an effort, it goes such a long way, trust me!
Have a great day everyone, and Happy Mother’s Day!!
Until next time,