Have you ever been asking yourself why you are here on this planet? Why did god or another higher source decide to send you in this world? What is your mission in this life?
Big questions I know. But questions that popped up in my mind recently. As you know, I buy my essential oils from doTerra, and their mission is to source their raw materials from the country the plant naturally grows. They also thrive to give back to the community by paying fair wages, building schools and hospitals and so much more.
This was when I started thinking about my impact in the world.
- How am I showing up every day?
- Am I greeting others when I see them?
- Am I smiling when someone looks at me?
- Am I choosing kind words?
- How is my posture?
- Am I trying to brighten up someone’s day?
Pointing the finger towards the others is easy.
It is easy to say: “This rich b*tch can afford everything just because of her wealthy husband.”
“Never judge anyone before you haven’t walked a mile in their mocassins”, an old Native American proverb says.
You do not see that this lady lost her family by the age of 5. You do not know that she lost her job when she was 21. You do not see that she provides for her grandmother.
Most times all the bad stuff we see in others is a direct reflection of our faults. Spending 5$ a day on a Starbucks coffee is easy, but saving 150$ every month or 1800$ every year for a holiday seems impossible? Maybe this rich lady next door just skipped her latte every day?
Your behaviours are a direct reflection on how your life is unfolding to you. How you are having an impact on your and other peoples lives. If you are consistently negative, always complaining about the politics, the weather, the guys who haven’t picked up the trash by 9 am, you won’t experience good stuff. Same attracts the same.
Negative people will show up in your life. It seems that the bad is always hitting you.
Switching your thinking and your behaviours will make a tremendous difference in your and others lives. When you stop screaming at your child, suddenly your kid will pick up the shoes by itself. Stop honking in traffic will get you more peace and you notice that there is a new spa opening soon in your neighbourhood. When you start to smile and speak kind words to others, you automatically will lift them up. You will make their days.
Other people will get distracted by their thoughts if you are kind to them. They will experience a good feeling. This good feeling will uplift them, and they will uplift others. This is how we start a ripple effect of joy. We are having an impact in the world only by beginning to smile and speaking kind words.
Kind words can help so much!
“I am proud of you”
“You deserve this so much!”
“You are worth it!”
All these words are healing the wounds of disapproval. For one second, the other person will get a good feeling. The hard work paid off. They will believe in themselves more. They will start working harder making a better impact on others lives.
Imagine what would happen if everyone only used kind words? Over 50% of marriages wouldn’t get divorced. Parents wouldn’t hurt their children. Murder would happen less.
I know this is only a dream scenario.
“Who am I to change the world? It is only a drop in the ocean”, you may say.
This is true, but we can’t live with this mentality.
Like Emma Watson said in the UN conference: If not now, when? If not me, who?
We are ready to change our habits this very moment. We are one decision away from an entirely different life! Mind your words, choose your actions and be the change you want to see in the world!