During my voyages, I have often been blessed to spend time in nature, talk to various people, and I’ve been on the receiving end of a good deed. I thought it was time for me to share my thoughts about paying it forward.
Talk to the needy. Sometimes a random stranger on the road can make your day much better than a shrink. Like this banana seller I used to go to buy a half a dozen for 10 rupees, he used to accept the little amount with utmost joy. Recently, a female security guard at a mall noticed I was having a rough day, so she patted me on back and said, “everything will be fine.”
Compliment someone. And I don’t mean a fake one, but when you do notice something that you really admire do let people know about it.
Save your planet. To me, this is the most important in the list. Mother nature has given us everything we need to survive. The least we could do is to preserve it for the future. This starts from your home when you reduce plastic usage, save electricity or avoid water wastage. Then you could help keep your neighborhood clean and never ever litter (especially inorganic wastage) when you’re closer to nature on a hill or a beach. I’ve often noticed chunks of plastic thrown around popular tourist destinations, please use the bins and if there isn’t one keep it in your bag, simple as that.
Share your knowledge. This doesn’t mean tweeting or posting about something but spending time with a bunch of budding students once a while.
Self love! Last but not the least you deserve to be nice to yourself too. Give yourself enough credit for everything you are. So list five qualities you like about yourself and write them down on a post-it note, just so you know your worth on a bad day.