Thought Tuesday

Improving Life

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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.

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