Inspiring Others to be Inspired

There's an old adage that says: "Smile and the world smiles with you."  Inspiring others to be inspired is one of the greatest reciprocal gifts of our time. It doesn't cost a penny to make other people happy, and the blessings you receive are far greater than you could ever give.   Why not empower yourselfdaily to be the best you can be?  

Did you know that 18.8 million American adults* (Source - Uplift Program: Depression Facts and Stats) suffer from various depressive disorders?  Fortunately, many of these individuals could have a better life by way of improved social interaction among partners, coworkers, and other personal and professional relationships. Emotional Healingis equally as important as physical healing; and one of the predominant factors in bringing about emotional healing could not have been said better other than by Morgan Freeman (in the film, Evan Almighty) as he etched the word "ARK" in the dirt,” How do we change the world?" By one single Act of Random Kindness at a time. We all have the power within ourselves(empower yourself)toheal our livesbut it requires each of us be become consciously aware of where we are placing our thoughts and how we are acting towards ourselves and others.  

A story (The Hospital Window) I recently read by an anonymous author portrays one of the most beautiful acts of random kindness.  The story tells about two sickly gentlemen who share a hospital room for several weeks.  One of the men had a bed next to the window; and the other man, who had to lie flat on his back, was next to the wall.  During their time together, the two men shared life stories with one another.  Every day, the man who had the window next to his bed would tell the other man about the beautiful scenery he could see.  He described the outside world in great and rich detail; telling the man about a park that overlooked a placid lake - and in the lake, how ducks were swimming and frolicking, and even how children sailed little boats upon the lake, and about lovers walking arm in arm among the array of colorful flowers.  As time went on, the man beside the window passed away in his sleep.  Though the other man was saddened by his loss, he was eager to have the bed beside the window where he, too, could view the beautiful outdoors as his late hospital mate had before. Pulling his strength together, the man painfully propped himself up to peer out the window.  To his astonishment, there was nothing but a bare wall.  Shocked by this revelation, he asked the nurse why his late hospital friend would have told him such things about the outside.  She told the man that his friend was blind and that he could not have even seen the wall.  Then she said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you and offer you a way toheal your lifeby feeling into the beauty around you.”

You see, this story reflects the acts of random kindness that made an important difference in the world to someone else.  When we do something that is uplifting and nice both towards ourselves and others, our spirits become freer and lighter. By enriching the environment in which we live by showing compassion and love, we create a positive atmosphere of creativity, happiness, hope, and inspiration.  We all have the power with to heal our livesby empowering selfto be the best that we can be on a regular basis. 

 In transforming your own mindset, you transform the world aroundyou in more ways than you could ever imagine.  One act of random kindness can positively impact your life, as well as the lives that you touch.  Inspire others to be inspired, and suddenly you find that the world around you becomes brighter and happier. 

 

Joan Marie Ambrose -- Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019