After hosting the Keys to Happiness Tele-Party my life was never the same. It was a major game changer for me and everyone involved. If you missed it you can download the party now by clicking on Hulk Hogan. You better do it. He means business!
The keys to happiness are simple. When we get all caught up in our heads that is when we have trouble being happy. Like speaker Cora Poage said, “We have to take domain over our brain!? She is so right. Today I’m going to share what Pharmer’s Almanac editor and Headcount.org founder Andy Bernstein shared at the party because it’s so easy, it’s mind blowing.
Andy was going to share something else with us, but after listening to the other speakers at the party he was inspired to share this golden nugget with us and it was amazing. His key to happiness is showing kindness towards others. He shared a story of how he was at the doctor’s getting blood taken and the nurse was exceptionally good at this daunting task. Andy told her he appreciated her and she rocked at her job. The nurse looked at him with tears in her eyes and said, “Nobody ever tells me that.” She was so grateful for his few honest words he shared with her and Andy changed her entire day and probably the days of every patient after him. Do you see the ripple effect of happiness that happened just from him authentically sharing with the nurse how awesome she was?
I practice this all the time. Showing kindness towards others is one of my favorite things to do. It’s one of the reasons why I started the Virtual Love Fest (which if you are on the fence about joining, just do it! It’s so awesome and I highly recommend it haha) In the Virtual Love Fest I authentically show kindness towards everyone in the group without blowing smoke up their asses on a daily basis. My job is essentially to let people know I see them. I see how hard they are trying. I see their bravery. I see them finally not struggling anymore and how awesome that is. I see the baby steps their taking towards the life of their dreams. I see them being consistently happy. I see them when they’re not feeling that way and validate that’s ok too. I let them know I see them and they are important…because they are. Letting someone know they are doing a great job doesn’t take much effort, but it makes a huge difference in their lives and the lives of everyone they come in contact with.
Here are some ways you can spread kindness in the world creating a tidal wave of love in the world:
- Write a note to the firefighters and police officers who serve your town letting them know how much you appreciate what they do.
- Compliment someone on their beautiful smile or nice outfit or cool hair or fun shoes.
- When someone in your life accomplishes something, let them know how proud you are of them.
- Call your family and friends and let them know you love and appreciate them.
- Let the “nurses” in your life that draw your blood really well know what a kick ass job they are doing.
- After you see a band play live, if possible take the time to let them know how they rocked your world.
- If a car let’s you go before them, smile and wave and yell a thank you and you’re awesome at them!
- Check yourself out in the mirror and let yourself know how awesome you are! Self love and appreciation rules.
- Let your mailman or lady know how grateful you are they deliver your mail everyday in the rain, sleet, snow and hail. That’s dedication! Go mail people go!
- When you go out to eat and your meal was epically delicious and or the service was out of this world, take a moment to let the chef and staff know.
- When you go to DMV show kindness to all who work there.
- Run like an antelope out of control. (Completely unrelated I’m just really excited about Phish tour!)
Imagine what the world would look like if we all practiced kindness towards each other. It would look pretty freakin amazing!
How do you plan on starting a tidal wave of love and happiness in your world?
Leave a comment below. Your ideas are awesome and inspire everyone who reads them. Don’t be afraid to share. The world needs your input <3