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Welcome back to A - Z 2021. Yesterday we were talking about the universe and human stupidity.
V is for
- Keep it expat related
- Start your post by introducing yourself. Example: " in I’m so sick of.."
- No hate speech, no racism
- No spam, no promotion
- Privacy: don't share personal posts with outside parties
- RTG = Respect the Grump: don't downplay or judge the other ones' situations
Kindness brings Happiness
Apparently this is a Hungarian wisdom, but in my opinion it couldn't be more universal!
Here's hands-on proof:
A professor gave each student a balloon with the task of blowing it up, labeling it with their name, and throwing it into the hallway.
The professor then shuffled all the balloons. Students were given five minutes to find their own balloon. Despite a frantic search, no one found their balloon. At this point, the professor told the students to take the first balloon they found and give it to the person whose name was on it. Within five minutes, everyone had their own balloon.
The professor said to the students, "These balloons are like luck. We will never find it if we each look for our own. But if we care about other people's happiness, we will find ours."
Isn't this beautiful?
People are running around everywhere in pursuit of their own wellbeing, and in the process they get discouraged and burn out. If they just stopped and took care of other people, they might feel better about themselves.
It starts with the smallest, simplest things that doesn't cost you anything but make somebody else's day:
- Leave the right of way to another driver
- Hold open the door for someone
- Say thank you
- Smile at the cashier
- Get a task done for your coworker even though it's not in your job description
- Line up your teammates to honor an opponent player's last game ever (watch this)
Last week I observed some heartfelt kindness from you fellow bloggers! In Crackerberries' post about Quiet Time she put the link to her friend Rachel's post who grew up suffering from Selective Mutism. Everybody headed over there and left a thoughtful comment.
I'm glad to be part of this community, thank you, guys!
Do you agree that you can catch more Flies with Honey than you can with Vinegar?
Have you done or received a random act of kindness recently?
Tell me about it below and please include the link to your post, so I can visit back.
Now enjoy your day and be back tomorrow, bright and early because The early Bird catches the Worm!