Finding Moments of Kindness, Empathy, and Calm

The world seems to be in so much turmoil and discord.  So how can we improve conditions not only for ourselves, but for those around us, and the planet?  Where can we find places of calm within ourselves?

Over the years of hosting the award-winning Moments with Marianne Radio Show, one thing that I have found to be a constant is that we are only able to change our actions and reactions to events, people, or places.

If someone is harsh, rude, or having a melt down, perhaps they are having a rough day that we can’t even begin to understand.  We never know the personal battles and struggles that others go through, what challenges they are facing, or what has brought them to the point of where they are today.

Offering a little empathy, patience, understanding, and silent prayer, can shift the energy of a situation, whether we see it or not.  It’s the little acts that we do on a daily basis that determine the kind of experience we’ll have, and the kind of person we are showing up in the world as.  This colors our perspective of the world, how we view it, and all of the events that take place, either “good or bad”,  as an opportunity for further our personal or professional growth.

Go out of your way to be kind and compassionate towards others, if they acknowledge what you have done or not.  Hold the door open for the person behind you, help a handicap person put their groceries in their car or get a cart, talk to people around you with as much love and compassion as you wish to be treated with.

Together we can all make our experience, and the experience of others a little better every day.  Now doesn’t that change your world?

Make Every Moment Count!