“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
When you journey for you alone, you lose the opportunity to become someone people will remember. You lose the opportunity to be happy because you made someone else happy. Living for yourself only does not do anything for anyone.
But if you’re not used to thinking for others, it can be hard to know where to start. The self doubt that comes from years of selfishness can begin to consume a person. Although the individual may be a selfish ass, if they had any kind of up-bringing at all there is a pinching realization that they are not a very “good” kind of human being. And while those of us who are inherent helpers may see this is a motivator to be better, it can be more of an anchor to keep the selfish person in their hole of self doubt.
So whether you are continuing a journey of lifting others or you are just beginning, here are a few things you can do every day to make people feel great.
- Compliment 1 person each day. Everyone like to hear that someone likes their outfit, listened to their speech, admires their car, bag, or shoes. Yes, even guys,
- Do NOT complain. Complaining is just a negative, no matter how you slice it. It does not do anyone any good, so just stop.
- Do an anonymous good deed. Buy the persons coffee behind you, feed an expired meter, leave a “You’re Wonderful!” note on a windshield.
Start there. These are easy and fun things that will bring about happification. And though the stranger you compliment and the stranger whose meter you feed will not know who you are, they will know someone out there made their day.
Have fun, beautiful people!