Be an Oasis for Others– Vitality

Be an Oasis for Others

Be an Oasis for Others

Choose to see the good, share the good, and be the good.

Each day, we are presented with new opportunities. Opportunities to be better, to do better, and to give better. With each new day comes a new path, and that path will be different for everyone, because we’re all on our own unique journey. Some days your journey may feel like a trek through a hot desert that seems to go on and on without water in sight. Other days you may feel like you’re floating down a cool lazy river as your mind is at ease. Although we all prefer the latter, both days are necessary in this balance we call life. 
It’s important to remember that although we are on our own journey, there are others right beside us. Not only can the people in our lives make the hard times easier and the good times that much better, but you can do the same for them.
Sometimes, finding your oasis is as simple as being an oasis for others. 

Sending someone close to you a thoughtful text (or even more personal, a letter) and checking in on a loved one is a simple way to have a positive effect on those close to you (especially during times like now). 

Offering to help a coworker, friend, or family member with any task, big or small, can make more of a difference in their day than you may realize.

Thanking someone for all they do for you and recognizing their effort to help shows them just how much they’re really appreciated. 

Scheduling virtual coffee dates or happy hours with friends and family that you haven’t seen in some time can brighten their day. 

Small thoughtful gestures like these can leave such a bright impact in the lives of the people who mean the most to you. When you’re feeling like life is in abundance, give a little and share that feeling with others. You never know just how much it might mean to them.

Kindness is contagious. It is one of the most impactful ways to spread positivity and joy that will affect both your loved ones and strangers alike. You never know what one act of kindness can ultimately lead to for others. 

Some of the many ways you can spread the good are through random acts of kindness. It doesn’t take a grand gesture to make a difference in someone’s day, week, or life. Sometimes, the greatest impressions come from the smallest acts. It can be as simple as sharing a friendly smile when passing by a stranger or holding the elevator for someone a few steps behind you. It could also be as intentional as paying it forward by purchasing someone’s coffee order or baking for a neighbor. The point is, whether you realize it or not, a little goes a long way and you have the power to make someone’s day just by being kind. 

By doing this, you’ll not only notice a boost in your mood by spreading joy, but you may also inspire others to do the same.

Life is what we make of it, which is why we choose to radiate positivity. What makes the hard times a little less troubling and the good times that much more wonderful are the people in and around your life. So by making an effort ourselves to be the kind we wish to see in the world, we will then create a positive domino effect. You can and will inspire others to spread the good simply by being the good. 

Be the kind soul that lies within you. Be the light that the world needs.

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