Sometimes we meet people, and sometimes we lose people. Other times, we have to say, “Goodbye” to people we don’t want to lose.
Saying, “Goodbye” sucks, doesn’t it? It really sucks.
It makes us worry, fret, and fuss over situations we cannot change.
Life isn’t ours to control, and it isn’t ours to manipulate or hate. Basically, life is ours to create. We take what God has given us, and we use it to beautify the world around us. When we’re given a tough situation, we breathe, we relax, and we show others around us how brilliant, beautiful, admirable, and stimulating we find them.
What does this sound like? The Golden Rule.
If we treat others the way we want to be treated, then not only are we spreading good, but we make other people want to reciprocate the fashion. It’s pretty similar to the “pay it forward” idea. If someone does something generous for you, then you perform the same act of kindness for another soul who crosses your path.
Doesn’t this make you happy?
Just knowing that by one simple act of kindness, we have the ability to possibly spread generosity and hope throughout the world. By putting aside our differences in our beliefs, we have the power to create peace within our hometowns, states, nation, and world.
With just one simple act of kindness, we can change not only our own perspectives on our difficult situations, but we can also change the world’s perspective on the differences we share.
Lauren is a Ball State University alumna with a Bachelor's degree in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. She enjoys breakfast for dinner with a side of literary enjoyment.