Helping an old lady lift up her shopping basket the other day took less than a few seconds.
Many little things can add to the positive energy on earth. Just a smile from someone on the street can brighten up my day and get my heart going. It is so easy.
In my town, Uppsala, we have a bus driver that really greets YOU when you step onto the bus. You feel recognized and seen. It is just bubbling kindness pouring out from his smile.
Almost every time the bus stops and someone gets off he uses the speaker system to wish them a fabulous day. That small but great act just happened to save a life one day. A troubled soul stepped onto his bus with the unfortunate but firm plan to end his life after reaching the end destination. Just being noticed and feeling the warmth of Amos Makajula as he stepped on the bus made him change his mind.
You might not be able to change the world, but maybe you can change one person´s world.
As a teacher you try to see the unseen child. There is at least one in every school. I know from experience as I was once a transparent pupil myself. Just hearing a gentle hello may be enough to come out of invisibility.
Maybe you could ask the person always sitting alone at lunch if it is OK to sit down at her/his table. Stop for a second and talk a little with a person living on the street or sit down with an old person and really listen to what they have to say. It may be nothing important to you but it might mean the world to them.
How much time does kindness take?
One small act may be enough to change someone´s reality. Keep it easy and wear a smile when you can.
It sure brightens up my day
Photo taken from http://lotidningen.se/2009/05/27/sveriges-trevligaste-busschauffor/
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