Ways to Spread Hope in the World
We can each make the world a kinder, brighter place with our everyday actions. Here are some ideas to inspire you to make a difference.
We can each make the world a kinder, brighter place with our everyday actions. And as connected to technology as we are in this day and age, it's even more important to remember that the most fulfilling relationships are the ones that surround us. So, put down your phone and have a face-to-face conversation with someone you care about. You'll make the world a better place by doing so. Here are some ideas to inspire you to make a difference, even in the smallest ways.
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Share something hopeful
Tell someone about a charitable cause that's doing good work. Post or share an upbeat news story.
Say "I believe in you"
Encourage someone who's working toward a goal. Let them know that you see them succeeding.
Reach out to someone who seems to be struggling
Ask, "What can I do now to help and support you?" Let them know you care and you're there to listen.
Offer a helping hand
Maybe you know a family caregiver or elderly neighbor who could use help with tasks or errands.
Connect with a friend face-to-face
Online friends are fine, but it's not the same as giving real hugs or taking soup to someone who's sick.
If you're truly sorry for something you said or did to someone, apologize. Take responsibility without excuses.
Do acts of kindness
Hold the door for someone. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee. Leave extra coins at the laundry. Donate used books to a shelter or nursing home.
Expect good things to happen
You'll feel more optimistic and hopeful—and that's sure to lift up those around you too.
Related: Living in the Now--Being Present
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Sources: American Psychological Association; HelpGuide
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