I did something nice today. It’s not that I’m a grumpy person who takes pleasure in being rude, it’s just today, I did something kind. And it felt good, really good.
I’m heading full on into the Christmas holidays, spending money on things for my kids knowing some will be opened and played with/worn/appreciated for a time scale much shorter than the months my husband and I have saved the money to pay for it. A momentary happy moment, purchased, today this one-act of kindness put everything else into perspective.
And while on the surface, the cost of the object of my kindness seemed quite modest, the result will be priceless. It’s true that happiness can be bought, to a degree, but it’s usually short-lived. I hope that what I did should result in 2 very happy people,for the rest of their lives.
And that feels good!
Sometimes it’s the simple, momentary gestures which mean so much. The offer of help, compliments or kind words, a simple smile even. It makes you feel good and that good feeling passes on, it’s contagious! Imagine how far your gesture could travel as you spread happiness and kindness, the butterfly effect.
So why am I telling you this? To be honest, I very nearly didn’t, I’m not I looking for praise, that’s not the reward here. The feel good factor is more than enough. I just wanted to take a moment to share my epiphany, my moment, which, during the season of goodwill, seems so fitting.
It’s the perfect time to remember that sometimes happiness can’t be carried out in a plastic bag, or created through the press of a keyboard button, typing in your credit card details for the umpteenth time.
Sometimes, just a gesture of kindness, a selfless act can make the whole day a game changer, lift the mood and raise the spirit.
And believe me, it’ll make YOU feel good too.