How to have an impact on a strangers life?

We are all on a journey.

Every day, we are surrounded by other humans. Strangers. Hundreds of lives, hundreds of beating hearts, hundreds of stories.

People starting new jobs, feeling insecure, bringing home a new baby, finding out their mother just passed away, falling in love, making ends meet– we’re all just trying to figure life out. We’re in this together.

Here are some quick and easy tips on how you can bridge the gap. Ways in which YOU can help foster human connection simply by being kind!

1. Look for the Little Things.

If you keep your head up and your eyes peeled for moments to reach out to others or to lend a helping hand, you’ll find that the opportunities are endless.

When it comes to making an impact on a stranger’s life, it doesn’t require a grand gesture. It can be something as simple as letting a car cut in front of you while in gridlock traffic or holding the door for someone as you’re leaving the doctor’s office.

Simple, kind gestures have the ability to change someone’s day, and ultimately their life. Your act of kindness might be the only kind human interaction they have all day and that moment that you create could be the one thing they needed to feel empowered! Your kind gesture will also have a positive effect on your own life as well. Being kind feels good!

If we thought about that as we came across strangers throughout the day, we’d be a lot more understanding and compassionate.

2. Pay It Forward.

An intentional act of kindness has the potential of having a huge ripple effect. When a stranger does something kind, it can inspire the recipient of that action to then pay it forward. Here are some easy ways you can take action and spread kindness across your community:

1. Pay for a person’s coffee in line behind you.

2. Add extra money to the parking metre before you leave. Or if your car parking ticket still as hours on it, pass it to the next person who enters the car park.

3. Take a few minutes to help someone in a wheelchair cross the road or a mother with children, trying to open a shop door.

4. Look into local nonprofits and volunteer.

5. Leave an encouraging, anonymous note on a strangers car window.

6. Choose a stranger at a coffee shop and pick up their bill. Tell the waiter to let them know that this was a random act of kindness and to pay it forward!

7. Leave flowers on a strangers doorstep with an encouraging note or quote, and inform them to pay it forward!

8. When at a funeral;  like I was today, let the person who is sitting on their own, sit next to you and make time to have a conversation.

3. Put Yourself In Other’s Shoes.

Everyone has a story.

You have no idea what someone is walking out into the world with every morning, and what they go home to at the end of their day. Every single person you encounter has gone through something traumatic.

Maybe they are right now.

Maybe the person who cut you off just woke up and had their life completely changed.

You just have no idea what someone is going through unless you sit down and have a conversation with them.

If we thought about that as we came across strangers throughout the day, we’d be a lot more understanding and compassionate.

4. Smile and say Hello!

It’s amazing the impact that a simple smile and “Hello!” at a passerby can have, not only on that person’s day, but on yours as well.

Smiling releases endorphins and serotonin, so you’re not only lifting someone else’s spirits, but it’s actually impacting your own chemical make-up in a positive way!

Now a days, we are so glued to our phones. When you sit at the car wash waiting for your car, everyones faces are down, looking at their phones.

When you’re in a waiting room, no one says hi.

We need to be more intentional about putting our phones down and our heads up.

Instead of looking down at your phone the moment you walk into an elevator, look at the person you are sharing the ride with, smile and say hello!

That tiny change in habit can have such a huge impact on both of your lives!

I’ve written this post in memory of Joanna McGill. Who unexpectedly passed away 2 weeks ago, today I attended her memorial service.

Joanna was a nurse, counsellor and used meditation 🧘‍♀️ throughout her time on this earth, and inspired many people to follow their spiritual paths. Today, I met many we had been touched by Joanna’s caring and compassionate persona. She had a great zest for life, and went to greath lengths to ensure she was doing good in this world. That was very evident from the amount of people who attended her service.

If you get chance to ask their story, then do so. Both ladies I talked to today, had met My dear friend Joanna through her work as a counsellor, they had both been encouraged and guided to either fulfil their roles as counsellors themselves or using other techniques such as ‘Art therapy’. What an amazing ability Joanna had, the ability to inspire others even in their darkest moments. Joanna, you were the brightest star in many lives. You should be proud if all you achieved. I’m in total awe of you.

She deeply loved her family and siblings, and ensured she left her mark on all who had the privilege of knowing her. I know she attended her own service today, a beam of sunlight shone on to her, as she lay in front of us all.

During the ceremony, we were all asked to hold hands, to form a chain. The chain started with Joanna, as she lay there in her beautiful wicker coffin, we were all joined together by her even in death.

I’ve made a pledge to Joanna and myself today, that I will continue her good work. Ensuring that everyone I encounter from this day on, will be impacted in some way.

So I ask you to join my chain, let’s see how many countries Joanna can be linked too.

JOIN JOANNA’s CHAIN OF INSPIRATION

Joanna darling, I’m sorry I’m crying as I write this, and I know you would say ‘just get a gin and have a drink with me’.

I’m sorry you left this mortal world so soon, but maybe, just maybe you were needed to carry on your good work elsewhere.

I know you’ll never be far away when I need you, and that you will guide me down the right path. Until we meet again, take care my angel.

 

 

 

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Author: holistichealthandwellbeinggroup

Welcome to Julie Deuchars blog on health and wellness. Whether you’re a seasoned dōTERRA expert or want to learn more about essential oils and their uses in promoting a healthy lifestyle, then you have reached the right place to do so. Julie Deuchars is a registered nurse and has worked in both the NHS and private sector. With 33 years of nursing experience under her belt. She wanted to use alternative remedies for her own health by incorporating the use of essential oils into her wellness routine. After using the oils herself, she soon realised the power of these oils and joined the company as Wellness Advocate. She felt passionate about empowering others. The aim of Julie’s blog is to educate you in the safe and effective use of essential oils. Empowering you to build your own income from the oils. She will help to get you addicted, as much she is herself. If you’re interested in being part of her team, either as a wholesale customer or Wellness Advocate. Julie will support and mentor you whilst on your journey to freedom. Please contact her via the blog or at her dōTERRA website http://mydoterra.com holistichealthandwellbeinggroup, alternatively Email julie@holistichealthandwellbeinggroup.com

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