Reasons to Do Good for Your Community
Even though the country may seem bleak there are a lot of things you can do to make a difference. Often helping others cost a little money and time, yet the benefits are HUGE. In addition, many of our neighbors devote their lives for others during a crisis, making good reason for us to do. Regardless of social distancing, there are ways you can show gratitude. Here are 9-easy-things you can do to help your community, starting today to build mutual happiness:
- Buy gift cards from local businesses
- Offer to help with yard work or some other social distancing act of kindness
- Pay for someone’s gas or meal at the drive through
- Write a letter and send it to a family member or friend
- Recognize those doing good on social media
- Drop the procrastination
- Be positive
- Include them in your prayers
- Offer to walk your neighbor’s dog
There is now neural evidence from fMRI studies suggesting a link between generosity and happiness in the brain.~ Psychology Today
Spirit of Motivation
The word of the day is “Stewardship.” When used as a noun, the meaning reveals it’s a responsible way to protect something worth caring for. Since you’re reading this, it’s safe to guess your community means something to you worth protecting. Many share the same ideology, bringing the spirit of motivation. Motivation seems hard in Colorado at the present time because of the lop-sided spirit of so many residents. A ‘Spirit of motivation’ is necessary for all to benefit. Even through tragic times, when you do selfless acts of kindness, your own physical and emotional well-being improves.
What Happens When You Give Back or Pay it Forward?
In the movie “Pay it Forward,” starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and Haley Joel Osment, a young boy faces writing his dissertation about the Nobel Peace prize. When 7th-grade Trevor McKinney, (played by Osment) promotes doing 3-favors for 3-different people, he then requests others do the same. The results are profound. The shift changes his thinking and those around him.
Paying it Forward in Loveland, Colorado
On another note, Loveland, Colorado is a town where paying it forward is commonplace. People randomly pay for groceries, gas, and offer courtesies. Benevolence is one reason I love selling homes in the area. Moreover, the citizens here have built a strong connection, making the locality even more valuable.
“Why should we think about the world? I mean, after all, what does the world expect of us?” ~ Eugene Simonet, from the movie “Pay it Forward.”
Giving Back and Forth
Just imagine the world if you and others practice giving back and forth? By doing something simple such as picking up groceries, you start a chain of exchange services. You also promote strong bonds, stewardship, and happy community. Helping others does not always come in the form of a price tag. Often, we overlook the simple and obvious replacing that sense of salvation. Preserving brotherhood helps create a union and bond which we all need.
Karma and Her Power
You are aware of who Karma is, but do you know her likeness can carry over?
Good deeds turn good-ole’ karma around lending to positive outcomes. Perhaps the same person may not be the one to reciprocate. Often positive returns come months later. Just know, if you do something where someone else prospers, karma will come back to you just as it would if the circumstances were negative. Believing in Karma is a powerful tool? Keep your eye on helping others and the rest will follow suit.
People notice when you help them or someone else. However, noble persons expecting to win may not always suffice. You can expect how others will treat you when doing the extraordinary. However, day-to-day operations do not always need recognition. There is no reason to reach out or announce over social media with your news. Rather, staying humble and doing something solely for another person will garner more grace than you can imagine.