On Being Nice

Day 262/365: By helping them, you’re helping yourself!

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

It’s not that hard to be nice.

You just have to say hello and thank you to the persons that you interact with, pay for your bus ticket, offer your extra food to the less fortunate and help your neighbour with a ride to the train station if they need one.

You need to hold the door for any person that you can do that for, regardless if he or she is young or old, male or female, black or white. It’s such a powerful gesture, holding the door for a stranger. It shows not only that you’ve noticed him or her, but that you are willing to help them.

That’s the ultimate, yet the easiest action you can take that shows you are a nice individual. And although all you get is a short thank you from that person, practising being nice is good for you as it develops a better sense of kindness and openness to being helpful to others.

Because by being helpful to others, you are actually helpful to yourself.

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