I have been pondering on the idea of starting a blog for a while now. I even signed up and looked at the blank page for months but now I seem to have found a will to let the rambling in my head finally come out.
I love watching people, not in a freaky ‘I’m stalking you until you run’ way but in an intrigued and empathetic way.
The way someone looks at their friends or family.
The love between a couple.
The joy in the eyes of those experiencing happiness.
The excitement that a child gets when given an ice cream or treat.
I love to see people being kind to one another.
The passion that one gets when talking about something they love.
All these things make the world a little lighter and a whole heap brighter.
It isn’t always the good things that we see though. There are people with so much sadness in their eyes that makes me wonder what is going on in their life. I watch a persons’ body language to see how they react to certain words or situations and I always try to change something to make another feel a little more comfortable.
It is easy for us to oversee these indications every day. Whether you are walking down the street and see a person with their shoulders drooped and their eyes on the ground, or simply doing your shopping and there is a person struggling to reach a product on the top of the shelf.
We don’t know what might be going on in someone else’s life but you will never regret showing another person a little bit of empathy.
What happened to smiling at strangers in the street? What happened to having a chat with the person sitting next to you while waiting at the doctor’s? What about the cashier at the store you might be in? Why not smile and ask them how their day is because I can bet that they will appreciate not being treated as if they were a robot for at least one sale that day.
I don’t know when things changed in the world. Maybe they changed because scary things happen and it puts a doubt in our minds about trusting a stranger. I can totally understand this but I also wish that there was a way in which I could change it. The perceptions we have and the walls that we put up. They are all there for a reason, we think that we are protecting ourselves from something that might have the ability to hurt us but the words are always there;
‘Maybe’, ‘It Might’, ‘What if’
If we are constantly questioning what might happen in situations then are we really living in the moment like we always tell ourselves to be? When putting up that quote on Instagram and telling the world that we want to be better, do we ever follow through with those words? Or do we just make an excuse like ‘we haven’t got the time’ while we spend 4 hours of a night scrolling through social media.
One thing that I hope becomes more common in the world is kindness. So if you might be reading this I encourage you to smile a little more, laugh a little louder and love with all your heart. Try to stop questioning before you act upon an urge.
We need each other in this crazy world and every small act of kindness can create a bigger change.