10 Simple Ways to Make Our World a Better Place to Live
It's okay to feel human again
The effects are becoming clear — and worrisome.
We’ve been separated for too long — from each other, from the activities we used to enjoy, from opportunities to really connect with the world in a physical, emotional, and spiritual way.
And while it may take more time to comfortably reacquaint ourselves with society and transition to a state of unconditional existence and human interaction, there are still lots of things we can do to reach out to each other — and engage in a little self-care.
Here are a few suggestions that may help bring happiness into our lives — and to others’ lives as well.
1. Compliment someone — This is a simple, yet often unspoken gesture you can offer without much effort. Because most of the time, those generous thoughts are already in our heads when we observe others around us. And it’s time to speak up and brighten someone’s day. Here are a few examples of verbal kindness:
I appreciate you taking care of me . . .
You’re very thoughtful to remember . . .
I can always count on you . . .
How kind of you to help . . .
2. Offer to lend a hand — Many people believe they should wait until someone asks for help before pitching in. But for many reasons, others often hesitate before making this small request.
Instead, take the lead and assist others without being asked. For example, offer to drive someone to the store, or walk their dog, or run a few errands. Share the load — whether the task is large or small — and lift someone’s spirits with a generous act.