“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” Winston Churchill
I have always love doing things for others, but few years ago I came across a book that gave a great new meaning to giving to others, the book was "The New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle.
Shared many concepts about oneness, awareness, love, kindness and being present. One day I decided to do an experiment and do something for someone who didnt expect it and I brought a muffin for a Big Issue sales man, who I saw every morning at 7am at the train station.
I was so nervous, out of my comfort zone... I approached him and told him " This is for you" and I tired to run away but he didnt let me, as he asked me to stop and say THANK YOU. He asked me for my name and we had a short chat. It was one of the most memorable days of my life, I felt so alive and connected, I was floating in love with life as I walked away.
So, since then, I have done few more Random Acts of Kindness and its wonderful. So I would like to invite you to - Do Good for some-one and share what you did on social media to inspire others. It’s one of the most epic ideas on the planet and it comes with a 100% happiness guarantee for all involved.
“It is about doing selfless acts to make other people feel better, we want to bring back human connection, we want to empower individuals to make a difference, one person at a time. Our goal is to create a community of connected people who value and promote giving, compassion and love across the world. This is the emerging giving economy”.
Need some inspiration?
§ Make a take-home dinner for a hard working co-worker, Wash the neighbor's car, mow their lawn, walk their dog, rake up their leaves
§ Offer your skills to some-one who needs your expertise
§ Go to local nursing home and offer to help out, serve teas, make beds, change flower water, tidy up the store room
§ Offer to babysit your friends children
§ Lighten some-ones workload at the office and help out with one of their tasks
§ Knock on some-ones door and ask them if there is something you can do for them today
§ Bake some healthy biscuits and take them to your colleagues, or even give some to a stranger
§ Give some of your veggies or herbs from your veggie garden to a friend, neighbor or stranger
§ Shout the next person in the juice line a green juice
§ Teach a skill – like to your grandma how to use the internet, a child to ride a bike, your mother to cook the perfect lentils
§ Help a friend for the day – do their grocery shopping, book them a massage, pick their kids up from school, pick up their dry-cleaning, offer to do their ironing, moving house, etc
§ Leave a book on a friends doorstep
§ Organise your business’ charity events, raise money, donate to a charity
The act can be as small or as big as you feel inspired. Just bring something magical into our world, be proactive and generous as your imagination takes you.