Lifehack: Be the nice person
Some of the nicest friendships I've enjoyed were possible because I extended myself to others. Some of the best moments I've shared were possible because I gave kind consideration to others.
When I was a SAHM, I offered to drive a neighbor to work, in town, when she had a broken right ankle. I have an author friend who was new to the area and planned on attending a local writers conference I was going to. I emailed and asked if she'd like me to save her a seat. I've brought meals to acquaintances that have become friends.
In casual conversations with a group of friends, I've made an effort to include someone who seems to be ignored. At events, I've taken a seat beside someone who seems to be alone. I've organized group picnics instead of going along with plans for luncheon at restaurants because some of the ladies in the group couldn't afford lunch out or didn't have childcare.
I'm not saying this to get a pat on the back. What I'm trying to illustrate is that it isn't difficult and costs nothing to be the person who includes others and considers others' feelings.
The next time you go out into the world, open your eyes and be kind. Let the harried shopper who's racing to be next in line at checkout go ahead of you. Hold a door. Offer a smile.
Our world needs acts of kindness now more than ever. Go with goodness in your hearts, friends!