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How To Start A Chain Reaction

Updated on April 6, 2014

Be Kind

Have you ever gone out of your way to do something kind for someone? Or maybe just something simple, like paying for the person in line behind you at Starbuck's, or telling someone to have a good day. It may not seem like it, but little acts of kindness like those I just mentioned can go a long way.

If you have personally experienced a random act of kindness, then you probably understand what I am talking about. The feeling you get from an act of kindness isn't just good for the receiver. There are psychological and physical effects of kindness for the 'giver' too. As for the psychological effects, doing something nice for someone should give you a sense of satisfaction. That good feeling you have can lead to your brain saying 'Hey, that felt really good. I want to do that again sometime'. There are many physical effects as well, as discussed in "The Healing Power of Doing Good" by Allan Luks and Peggy Payne. These include a greater sense of calmness and relaxation and an increase in your energy level.

So, as you can see, giving to others goes a long way for both the giver and the receiver.

Be Passionate

If you want to make a difference in the world, it helps to figure out what you're passionate about. This brings about the common question, would you rather have a job where you are paid a lot that you hate, or work a job that you love but are paid little? For me, the answer is easy: Passion always wins. Sure, money can get you a lot. But true, personal satisfaction can only come from immersing yourself in things you really love. This brings us to the topic of having passion for something.

That something can be just about anything your heart desires- animals, children, painting, books, food, etc. etc. Decide what makes you happy, then figure out how you can make a difference by using that passion. For example, if you are passionate about food, then you can perhaps put together a charity dinner. If you have an aptitude for public speaking, you could bring together people and give a speech about an organization or idea that you feel needs attention.

If you are passionate, then there is no shortage of what you can accomplish. Just remember that if you love what you do, then you are unstoppable in what you can reach.

Be You

The most important thing you can do when practicing kindness is to be yourself. By showing who you are on the inside, you are allowing others to do the same.

Here is a quote to get you thinking about this concept...

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even if an act of kindness would put you 'outside of the box', go for it anyway. You could inspire someone else to do the same.

Still Need a Little Inspiration? Check out this Incredible Commercial from Thailand.

This Really Hits Home on How Kindness Can Start a Chain Reaction


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