You know when you are driving and someone is going quite slowly or driving erratically we assume they are just poor drivers instead of knowing what their exact story is, for instance they could be on the way to the hospital to visit a dying friend or maybe they have lost their way and are trying to get home.
What a difference it makes when we can look at people with compassion and understanding, making a point to allow the slower driver to make their way, giving an extra big smile to someone on the street or showing kindness in whatever way feels right. When we step out of ourselves and show loving kindness for the others we feel better and the person receiving the good intentions feels better too. We have then created a positive, peaceful and loving ripple effect that will make a difference in the world.
So go out and celebrate one another whether you know each other or not, let that one smile or act of kindness brighten someone’s day and bring more joy to the world.
This You Tube below is an excellent reminder of how different each person's lives are and how little we may know about each person. Remember to smile and share your joy!