“The only way to make sure you’re happy is to love and care for others, even when they don’t do the same. Spread love in the ways you know how, because the love you give is its own reward.”
Looking for some creative ways to love others? Here’s a glimpse at some ideas to get you started:
Write A Love Letter To A Stranger
Did you know it’s a “thing” now to write a love letter to strangers? It’s true – check out the World Needs More Love Letters. Each month, you can read through stories of people who need encouragement. You can speak love into their life with as little as the cost of a postage stamp. Time to put all those greeting cards you have sitting around to good use!
Buy Someone’s Drive-through Lunch
Next time you’re waiting in line at Chick-fil-a (or wherever you frequent), offer to buy the order for the car behind you, too, when you get to the window! Food is a universal love language. Did you know that one person’s act of love like this led to 900 cars paying it forward for the person behind them? No joke – check out the real-life story here.
Babysit (For Free)
Kids are expensive. Heck, life is expensive. Parents need a break! Your offer to babysit can give a couple some much-needed alone time. They may not normally be able to get away because they can’t afford a sitter. For all you know, you could be saving marriages with this one.
I think that one’s pretty self-explanatory. 🙂
Be Proactive And Stop Complaining (Especially At Work)
Do you know anyone who got a promotion while being known as a complainer? Yeah, me either. Your bosses, customers, and coworkers (aka the people you SERVE aka the people you LOVE… okay, I’ll jump off my soapbox here) want to hear your solutions and not your complaints! This one totally works at home, too. Bonus for you – nixing a complaining habit can drastically improve your health.
Love Is A Verb
Enough with the lists. You’ve got the ideas. Now it’s time to get out there and take action. Pick one and go do it for someone this week. Ready? Go!
“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”