So with that in mind, here's a challenge for you to help make the daily world in which we live a happier and more supportive place to exist. Have you seen the movie "Pay It Forward"? If you haven't , it's one with an important social message. The concept is that the good things we do in life, if repeated by those we have done them for, will have exponential effects.
So, here's the challenge. Once a month, or once a week, or once a day, make a point of taking a few moments of your time to say something positive and supportive to someone with whom you've interacted. It could be a waiter/waitress who has been especially cheery, a store clerk who has made your decision easier, a grocery clerk who has handled your groceries with special care, someone who has an outfit on that you think is especially nice...you get the picture
Here's a 'for instance'. It's tax season. Nobody likes tax season (except perhaps the tax preparers and thank heaven for them!). I had to obtain a form from my bank and could only get through to a bank call centre. I got bounced about a bit, however, the woman I finally connected with went out of her way to provide me with the information required. I asked for her employee number and said I wanted to write the bank to express my gratefulness. In the end I was able to speak directly to her supervisor. Not only was the employee shocked that I would ask such a thing, but you could actually hear the smile of her supervisor through the phone. Both were extremely grateful and thanked me repeatedly for taking the less than 2 minutes it took to arrange to make the comment. Three people felt really good that day...the third being me for knowing that I had made some small difference in someone's day.
If those 2 people pay it forward by doing the same to two other people, and they turn around and do the same, after 5 levels of paying it forward, the one action becomes 120 acts of random kindness, then 240, 480, 960, 1920....you get the picture.
Make your own day by making someone else's. You'll enjoy the sunshine and you can watch something else grow-your community. Please feel free to submit your comments on how the challenge is working for you.