Today would be a good day to be an inspiration. It would be a good day to guide someone through a difficult period in his/her life. Quite often, we don't need to understand the situation — we truly don't. Discover the power of empathy as a useful tool, and the strength that may manifest from it.
An essential ingredient of daily life is simple kindness, and it needs to be evident in all our actions. It's imperative to know that becoming an inspiration is our way of paying it forward because making any one person's life, or even just their day, better improves the overall wellness of society. Be that beacon of light for someone who may be struggling in darkness, if only to afford that person the opportunity to see a glimmering flash. For in that, hope may be found.
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." ~ M. Scott Peck
We each have battles within us, whether waging at this time or those valiantly fought in our past. We have stood before aggression, despair, and loss, and we've been victorious or defeated. From each conflict, we've learned a lesson. When the opportunity comes for us to use our life lessons, do so and be beneficial to others. Knowledge consists of what we've learned. When placed into action, knowledge becomes wisdom. Be mindful of others. When we listen, see, and feel, we each can grow individually and as a whole.
Growth is jumping into something that can bring out the best in you. Unfortunately, sometimes it may seem like "organic fertilizer," but grow there. Leaving your comfort zone, or being pushed out of it, is the best way to achieve happiness. To be your own version of successful, you may have to jump.
If we find a way to support people, as they make the move to grow, we, too, will flourish. When we help another, we learn more about ourselves. We learn that sharing our story, good or bad, may help another achieve a goal or overcome an obstacle. Just playing our kind part in someone's victory can feel good to our soul. For that, it is wise to be cheerful. Happiness is the only thing that truly depicts success. Find yours today and share — grow it.