We never know what life will throw our way…there’s also no guarantee that we will be strong enough to handle it. People go through tough times, and the scale just varies. Imagine a time when you were at your lowest point when nothing seemed to make sense and you just couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. At that time…do you think it would’ve helped if someone showed you just a little bit of compassion, patience or mindfulness? I’m willing to bet it would. Sometimes it’s harder to Pick yourself up when you’re down, even when it’s hard.
We’ve all been there…Times when we felt like we were knocking on Hell’s door. Alone, scared and directionless…maybe even like the whole world was conspiring against us. But, somehow we managed to get out of that slump and carry on with life.
Take a look at the people around you, people you work with or even people you live in the same house with. These are the people who you spend the majority of your daily life with. Are there any signs you can pick up on? Maybe they are hiding behind a smile or seem distracted and their thoughts seem somewhere far away. Do you just walk on by and pretend not to see what’s right in front of you? Maybe it makes you a little uncomfortable…and that’s OK. Maybe you showed interest and they don’t want to talk about it with you…that’s OK too.
It doesn’t mean you should stop…show compassion, show interest and most of all…be sincere. You might just be in the right place at the right time. Read my other blog on Lesson in Compassion and Empathy…Can you afford not to show it?. It’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference…and, each one of us has it inside to effect positive change in someone else’ life.
You’ve got nothing to lose…it will not only make the other person feel better but you will feel good about yourself for the next opportunity. That’s Karma right there (Do good things and good things will come your way). The great thing about it is, that there’s not much effort required from you.
Give it a go…