OK, so it isn’t Monday. But, better late than never, right?
Plus, this post is inspired by my birthday, which is today. Don’t worry people — this post isn’t going to celebrate my life because who would that be fun for, besides my mom and dad?
A birthday is a day for friends and family to celebrate the life and being of one person. But, it dawned on me today, why don’t we focus our energy externally and celebrate strangers — the person sitting across from you on the bus, the person walking down the street, the person in front of you in line at Starbucks?
Many Monday Motivations focus on how to be internally resilient. This Monday Motivation is to make the world a more beautiful place. And, you have the ability to make stranger’s world a brighter place.
Do you remember the last time someone complimented you? How did you feel after you received that compliment? That feeling is unforgettable.
As a birthday present to me, I challenge you to make someone’s day. Do something you normally wouldn’t do. Get out of your comfort zone. I’m sure you’ll find it’s exhilarating.
I’d call this a self-less good deed, but I’m always reminded of the Friends episode where Phoebe tries to prove to Joey there’s such a thing as a self-less good deed.
But, in the end, beauty is created by you — your attitude, your behavior, your actions — it’s all up to you.
Make the world a more beautiful place!