Please And Thank You: 4 Small Things You Can Do That Make A Huge Difference

by Kevin Tuazon

Sometimes, we only need to do the simplest things to become happier versions of ourselves and become blessings to others.

It doesn’t take much money to put a smile on someone’s face, it doesn’t take one whole day to cheer someone up, and it doesn’t take all your might to appreciate someone you don’t really know. All it takes is a simple gesture of kindness to make the biggest difference.

Has life been keeping us too busy to realize when blessings come our way or how beautiful the world is? Have we forgotten to be kind to each other just because? Do we always have to find a valid reason to give before we do?

Sadly, this is the case, especially for us young professionals.

It’s easy to fall into a kind of lifestyle that constantly pushes you into a rat race and leaves you with no time to breathe. Take time to reflect now and read on to know the easiest things you can do that can and will make the biggest difference in your life.

Let People See Through Your Eyes

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. That’s why it bothers me when someone shakes my hand or approaches me but fails to look me in the eye.

The simplest yet most genuine eye contact can make the biggest impact.

It can make introductions of two new individuals memorable or make two old friends reconnect in a special kind of way. See to it that you are fully engaged with the person you’re talking to, in order to to show the utmost respect.

Say Thank You To The Thankless

Celebrities, public speakers and leaders will always be overwhelmed by how much appreciation people give them, but what about those who have jobs and responsibilities we don’t normally take the time to pay thanks for?

Saying thank you to the waiter who tended to your needs, the doorman who opened the door for you or even the lady you bought a ticket from is a great way to radiate positivity and practice kindness. Smile and say thank you to everyday people you might normally ignore.

Keep Some Memories to Yourself

Sometimes, the most amazing memories are the ones you keep to yourself and to the people you experience them with. Your whole life doesn’t have to be an open book or, to modernize the term, a social media celebration.

Go out, have fun and try something new without posting your agenda on social media.

Make some memories that are just yours and yours to keep. It doesn’t mean sharing is bad; just try to take some special bits of your life and keep them all to yourself. Feel the difference and revel in that genuine, unfaltered happiness.

Stop and Look Around

The best things in life are free, but you won’t discover them if you don't look for them. Abandon the world for a while and just stop, sit down and look around.

See how people laugh, hear the raindrops fall and let that moment take you away. Sometimes, the only way to find home is to get lost in something, somewhere. Find your safe place and make it a habit to go there, where you belong the most.

Subconsciously, we’re taught to take everything for granted, and we fail to appreciate the beauty of what’s around us.

When was the last time you enjoyed looking at the sunrise? When was the last time you went out to sing in the rain? When was the last time you wrote a handwritten letter to a friend? When was the last time you walked without thinking about your destination, just to enjoy the moment?

Ultimately, less is more because less is easier. Start with the simplest acts of kindness and you’ll be amazed at the things you can do as time goes by.

Start appreciating the simplest blessings and you’ll be surprised at how much life really has in store for you. Doing these easy things will enable you to do greater things once you build a habit out of it.

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