Nishall’s Blog: Spread love everywhere you go
Lifestyle / Sun 9th May 2021 at 12:39pm
RECENTLY, I came across a quote by Mother Teresa which said “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”, and I think this quote is very important in this day and age.
With most people living busy lifestyles, it is easy to forget what’s happening in the lives of the people around us. And, for this reason, many people end up bottling up their emotions and problems as they don’t believe people have time or energy for them. This is why I’m asking everyone to spread love and kindness and to think about the people around them – you never know your smallest gesture of kindness could mean so much to someone.
I’ve always grown up with the thought that regardless of what I’m doing or going through, I should try and make at least one person smile within the day because if everyone aims to do this, the world would be a much nicer and happier place.
Love and kindness leads to many good things like better relationships, improved self-esteem, compassion, happiness, future success, and good mental and physical health. And don’t we all want that for, our families, our friends, our community, and the world?
Spreading love and kindness isn’t hard; it’s one of the easier things in the world. If you are being kind to someone, you are most likely going to cause them to smile, and if you see that smile for yourself, it might be catchy. Neuroscience proposes that seeing someone else show an emotion automatically activates the same areas of the brain as if we experienced that emotion for ourselves. This could range from smiling at someone or complimenting them.
Further to this, being kind to others might be able to help you cope and overcome stressful situations; science shows being kind (helpful, indulgent, considerate, or humane) to others helps to reduce stress and anxiety – interesting, right? This is because it allows you to pay less attention to yourself and your problems. The moment you focus on doing good for others, it enables you to get a break from your own problems, with the added bonus that appreciation is shown by the person receiving the act of kindness. And guess what? While you help yourself to be happy, you might just help someone else be happy; fine, you won’t be able to take away all their problems but at least they will know someone in the world cares. – It could also be you being kind-hearted that causes a ripple effect and makes others kinder, which lifts everyone’s spirits. There are no side effects to being kind and thoughtful, only benefits!
So, remember the words of Mother Teresa – “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier” – because by following this simple step, you never know how much of a difference you could make.