When you perform a good deed for someone, whether it be family, friend or stranger, their look of expression exhibits gratitude. Their appreciation for your generosity and kindness in giving of yourself and your time is reciprocated with a smile, a kiss, a hug, a handshake or words of thanks and praise.
And it’s a good feeling; it gives us a sense of self-satisfaction and prideful joy. Because it feels good, almost intoxicating, we tend to do more good deeds. As for the recipient of your actions, their positive experience compels them to try and do the same for others. Spreading the wealth of selflessness…that’s the cycle of goodness.
It’s the power to connect with people and let them know that there is good in the world and in everyone’s heart. Seeing all those happy people and their smiles, truly makes one proud. You can never forget the look on a person’s face when they express sincere gratitude and acknowledgement.
When we share an experience, a positive one at that, we form bonds. Perpetuating the cycle of goodness, that’s the bond…the synergy of doing something exceptional for someone in a selfless manner.
We can all incorporate this into our daily lives. A simple act can go a long way for someone in need. We must never forget the power of the human heart…goodness is the key that can link the hearts of many.
We wish good times would last,
that feeling of no tomorrow,
but we know that’s not the case
How does one stay strong
in the midst of the dark
When your life is riddled with
We try to summon every ounce of
even false bravado
to overcome our trials and tribulations
We will never know how strong we are
until strong is the only choice we have
In the end if we do this, we’ll be
resilient in hard times,
fearless of the unknown,
steadfast in our mind’s eye,
We’ve all experienced a day, or days, when things just didn’t go as expected. You know what I’m talking about…car getting a flat tire, being chewed out at work, vicious fight with our significant other, being sick to our stomach and so on and so forth.
It’s like we felt like the world was against us and we were the butt of a million jokes all lined up waiting to slap us in the face one after another. We just wanted to crawl into a hole and wake up the next day as a new person who was draped with every good luck charm the world had to offer.
It’s hard to recover from something like this. Yes it takes time and for some of us a good stiff drink. For the fortunate few that owns a pet, getting through something like this helps accelerate the process much, much faster.
After life has beaten you to a pulp and your spirits are gone, you trudge your weary feet through the door and are greeted by your beloved pet.
They make a mad dash for you at the speed of light and greet you like there’s no tomorrow. Having that “warm” reception, after the day you’ve been through, helps to ease the pain and kick start the endorphin in your body into overdrive.
They remind you that no matter what transpired “out there”, I’ll make you forget all that ever happened. Our pets, whether it be a dog, cat, bird, hamster, pig, horse, etc., show us unconditionally what love is all about.
Just the sight of their perked up face, wagging tail and herky-jerky body movements is enough to put a smile on anyone. Dare I say even the most hardened of faces.
Having that unabashed feeling from this animal is a truly most extraordinary phenomenon to behold. They make us laugh in our darkest of days by just being themselves. Their power to elicit all that’s happy, funny and joyful in us is just simply AMAZING.
Being able to hold our pets and confide in them REALLY, REALLY makes our life all that more precious. We forget all that “terrible stuff” and soon take delight in the positive.
We no longer feel that doom and gloom and are hopeful for an exceptionally grand tomorrow. We soon think to ourselves that “Life’s not all that bad” and our luck’s about to change for the better. All this was because of our pet…all their positivity seeped into our core beings. It became the perfect antidote to our dilemma.
Our family member, our pet, that looked past all our faults and unexpected misfortunes and gave us inspiration and hope that life is best experienced together.
So if you have a hell of a day, don’t despair…just take two aspirins and “HUG“ your pet!