“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another 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:

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Mind Fuel Daily was founded to help readers find inspiration and purpose in every day. We believe that each person is capable of finding his or her best life here, in the present moment, and our mission is to provide the spark that moves you to positive action and thought.