“The source of love is deep in us and we can help othersrealize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduceanother person’s suffering and bring that person joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


We can never know how deeply our actions in life affect others. Chances are, you may inspire others every day without even realizing it. Here are some small yet powerful ways to be a source of light for all who encounter you:

  1. Choose to Smile
    Realize that happiness lives in our thoughts, not our circumstances. Smile often- this simple action can and will inspire warmth in others.
  2. Be Human
    Perfection is attractive, but embracing imperfection is truly inspiring. Do not be discouraged by failure- use each disappointment as a chance to demonstrate grace and humility.
  3. Practice Kindness
    Be compassionate, even when no one is watching. Who we are away from the spotlight determines our true character when we stand at center stage. Show love always!
  4. Be Approachable
    Develop your powers of empathy and practice patience in all situations. Try to be the kind of person whom you would feel comfortable approaching for advice and comfort.
  5. See the Best in People
    Give people high reputations, and you will find that more often than not, they will live up to your expectations. Be an example to others by setting high standards for yourself!

Like a pebble dropped into a pond, even the smallest of our actions towards others has the chance to create big ripples that will reverberate throughout our lives.