Once you have helped someone, it provides a greater chance to create a bond. Whether you’re just helping somebody for a few minutes, a few hours, a day or you’ve made lifelong friends from that situation, paying-it forward can open a world of new connections not to mention creating a feeling of purpose within yourself.
For so many, it seems to take quite a bit of effort to do good things for others as with everything you have going on each day, it can seem impossible to find the time to go out of your way to do a selfless act.
Paying it forward doesn’t always result in instant results and that’s the whole point, it’s about the giving, not the receiving. Although the results may not be instant in some cases, they could last a lifetime for someone. That’s the beauty. Even a smile can brighten someone’s day and create a deep and fundamental changes for them inside.
Bonding Through Selfless Acts
When it comes to connecting to others, helping someone when they need it the most or perhaps they are too afraid to reach out and ask. Extending your hand, to connect and give of yourself is one of the most satisfying ways to connect with another.
Make Someone’s Day with a Little Bit of Kindness
Life can be great but for some, there is no relief due to a variety of reasons from lack of a support system, mental health issues, loneliness etc. Perhaps it’s an overwhelmed mum who needs 30 mins to herself or a hand with her shopping as she’s struggling with her toddler. There are many different scenarios presented each and every day, open your eyes and heart to see how you can make someone’s day. It’s important also, to be open to receive from others too.
Self-Reflection and Growth
By doing something out of your comfort zone and going out of your way to do something nice for another is a great way to learn more about yourself. We all grow as people when we challenge ourselves and open ourselves up to help others and to be helped.
Have a little go on the Karma calculator which has been specifically designed to help you determine your karma levels and to highlight your altruistic tendencies.