It is amazing that the Fresh Prince of Belair can be so wise. Everyday I am learning that this statement is true. My life is better each time I attempt to lift another.
Be honest. Most people want to feel like their life meant something, like they made a positive difference in the world. This is one reason why helping someone is really making our own lives better. I read somewhere that helping other people releases endorphins which improves mood and boosts self-esteem.
In addition, when you impact a life of an other in a positive way, you feel connected to them. Kindness is a bonding experience. Kindness builds trust.
I have learned that helping others actually helps me to manage stress. I think it is because helping others helped me to gain a new perspective. Seeing the challenges that other’s face has changed my point of view on the challenges I face. As I help others I am becoming more accepting of life’s stresses.
So today, I will remember this gem from Will Smith and improve my own life by seeing what I can do to make someone else’s life better.