All too often we can look around and see violence or hate. Bullying, calling people names, putting others down or spread rumors. Why? What does this get any of us? It puts a lot of negativity into the air. Grudges are made, lines are drawn. And for what? Hate tears us apart. Spreading rumors and lies are not productive. Calling people names is not mature. Feelings are hurt, people cry. Others may react, and more pain is caused.
Wouldn’t you rather bring smiles and joy to someone than cause pain? Always try to treat others with respect and kindness when possible. And if you can’t because of the way they are or because they have hurt you, try considering the source. Many people have to put others down so they can feel better about themselves. Most bullies are really insecure. And other people spread hate because that’s all they know. Unfortunately, it’s how they’ve grown up.
Try spreading love! Even if it’s just within your own circle of friends. You will make them feel special and cared about. Then what do you think happens? You got it! You’ll rub off on them and then they will spread love as well. Try doing something kind for someone! You’ll make them a ‘happy camper,’ and you’ll end up feeling pretty dang good yourself. And maybe, just maybe, they will pay it forward.
What if everyone followed the golden rules from grade school? “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all” and “Treat others the way you want to be treated”. Wouldn’t this be a much nicer world to live in? Then, what if we took it a step farther and tried to say or do one nice thing a day? Over time, you and your world will change. Don’t believe me? Just try it. Not only will your corner of the world change, but your actions will spread more love into the world and change others.
Spreading hate breeds more hate. Guess what being caring and considerate will get you? If enough of us spread love, maybe the bullies will catch on! It can’t hurt to try.
By spreading love, you are showing others that they matter and they are worth it and those feelings will come back to you through their actions. Spreading love will give you and those around you a much happier, satisfying life and isn’t that something we would all like to have?
Oh, and don’t forget, try spreading peanut butter on your toast! It’s really good! 🙂