Published on July 28th, 2016 by Alan L. Sklover
One Good Deed . . .
Whether we are talking about your workplace, your home, your community, your country or your world, there is a LOT you can do to “repair” it, by doing just a LITTLE.
Each day, resolve yourself to do one small good deed. It could be calling a friend or neighbor who has suffered a loss. It could be sending a card of caring to one you know is battling cancer. It could be just telling one person a silly joke to make them smile. Let someone in a rush cut ahead of you in line at the supermarket. Gosh – just smile at a passing stranger. That’s all. And just once a day.
Imagine what would happen if everyone, everywhere, did the same. Wow!! Likely? Of course not. But your doing your small part might just start other people doing the same. I mean it. A small courtesy or politeness will likely lower the other person’s stress, and before you know it, the people at work might relax a bit, those at home might just pause to appreciate each other, drivers in your community just might honk their horns a little less.
You just might reduce the stress of someone who would otherwise explode or get sick, today or tomorrow.
And, in what seems like the worst situations, a small good deed has its greatest effect, because it will stand out so much more.
Yes, you can do a LOT to reduce the dysfunction, at work, the distrust among colleagues, and the uncomfortable silence at home. Just by a plain, simple good deed, once daily.
Courtesy, caring and compassion – no matter the size – really are contagious. They really are. Give it a try; you have absolutely nothing to lose and oh, so much to gain.
It will even make you feel better about yourself. Yes, it really will.
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