For a while now I have been thinking of how one person can make a difference in this world and make it a better place. It really upsets me why so many people treat our Planet in a harmful way and that I am too small to make a difference, so I just lived my daily routine and basically didn’t do anything to change this. I have to be very honest, it frustrated the hell out of me why people don’t care about each other or why they act or speak negatively or why they throw trash away on the streets and even in forests. But I didn’t do much about it!
But recently as I was meditating in the morning and I got a very strong message: Instead of asking why people don’t care, focus on helping and spreading the word!
With these simple steps you can also contribute to creating a better world:
1) If you see someone who needs help: Offer your support!
Pick each week one person or an organization to offer your help to! There are millions of ways of helping, pick each week something new! For example: Today I helped a friend of mine moving out of her flat. Yesterday I helped an organization for abused women to promote their site. Before that I just dropped a bag of dog food at a shelter. Just look for the opportunity to HELP! I’m telling You it is a wonderful feeling and I guarantee it will come back to you in a very positive and surprising way.
Some further ideas:
- Giving a homeless person something to eat
- Send a sad person a positive affirmation each day
- Forgiving someone
- Setting two lonely singles up on a date
- Saving a child’s life by supporting a charity organization
- Donate your expertise to someone in need
- Anything else that inspires you
Find each week something! It doesn’t matter how big or small your help is. Sometimes a small thing can make a big difference in the life of others.
“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking: What’s in it for me.” Brian Tracy
2) If you see a trash, pick it up and throw it in the bin!
This is the simplest thing ever! Please make sure if you walk around or see something what doesn’t belong to nature pick it up and throw it out. Every day I am walking with my dogs and unfortunately I always find something to pick up. I am 100 % sure you will find litter as well.
My favorite quote about human behaviour towards the Environment:
“We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit” David Suzuki
Remind the people in the car to change directions! Let’s try together, not to hit the wall!
3. Teach someone else every day to do the first two!
Hope you guys have seen the epic movie: Pay it Forward. It is a classic one. The main message of it is: How one little boy can make a huge impact on the world just by helping only 3 people!
“It’s hard for people who are so used to the way things are, to change, even if they’re bad. And they kinda give up. And when they do, everybody kinda loses.” – Trevor
If you help each day, just one thing, it will transform into a routine, a very positive one! You know how easy it is to create bad habits, right? It is time to do something positive instead every day to build a BETTER WORLD!
Just to put it in perspective: If I start to help one persona for one year, 365 days and then I tell this to one person each day, even if only 4 people keep my routine : we would help in 48 627 125 different ways.
You don’t have time to waste, life is beautiful, start to live the way you really want today!
Photo Credit: Thank You! Vanderbilt University!