Spreading positivity sounds like giving money — you make people happy but when the money is gone they become unhappy again.
That’s how motivational speeches work — and we all love it.
But I’m tired of it.
This post will not give you that feeling. Rather than making you feel good, I want you to think about your responsibility, which is spreading positivity.
You need not to become a motivational speaker. All you need to do is be a good example and help people do the same. That’s it. That means you need to be positive first before spreading positivity.
If you really want to change something, it all starts with you.
Here are 10 ways to spread positivity (this is my own way):
- Stop complaining. Stop whining. Instead, be the one who solves problems.
- Encourage a friend or family member do the things they love (of course you, too, should do what you love).
- Be generous or write a blog post about ways to practice generosity. Then share it to your friends.
- In the workplace, be a listener and try to help your coworkers in any way you can.
- Smile at a stranger.
- Volunteer to help someone or a community without asking something in return.
- Wherever you are, seek understanding than trying to be right or wrong.
- In a conversation, talk more about the good news (because bad news is already everywhere).
- Donate extra money or material possessions to those in need (any amount will do).
- If you have any ideas on how to live a better life, share them. You might save a life.
These are just 10 ways. There are maybe hundreds or thousand ways! Imagine all people do these every day.
“Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!” — Lawrence G. Lovasik