5 Things to Do Today to Make This World a Happier Place

Everyone wants to be happy and live a better life, but we are so focused on our own goals that we often forget about things we should do to make the world a happier place. Regardless of your age, sex and nationality, you can make our planet a better place to live. While you can’t do it alone, you can set a good example and inspire others to help you.

Don’t think that your small attempts and efforts will do nothing. The truth is, many people think this way and that’s the major reason why we live in a cruel modern world full of selfish people and those who lack confidence to change something.

Don’t be afraid to express yourself and don’t be afraid to follow your own rules. Help your children grow up in a happy society. Here are some of the best things you can do today to make this world a happier place.

1. Be nice

It’s so tempting to be rude to people you hate, but don’t let anger and hatred divide people into good and bad. You don’t know the whole story so you can’t judge anyone. You don’t know their thoughts and feelings. After all, there are people who may think that you are a bad person.

Be nice to people and they will be nicer to you. Even if they are not nice to you, then let it be. You don’t need to be perfect and make everyone loves you. Get rid of the feelings of hatred and you will feel much happier.

2. Help

Let’s be honest, it’s not easy to help someone for free. You should be a really kind person to volunteer. Helping people in need, animals in need and the nature is one of the best things you can do each day to make the world a better and happier place to live.

Feed stray animals and birds each day, help your neighbors, volunteer at shelters at least once a month, plant flowers and trees, make donations if you can afford, and do anything you can to help make this world better. You don’t have to be rich to help others.

I know many poor people who do more good deeds than my rich friends. I’m not a rich woman as well, and I don’t make lots of money, but I do my best to help others (especially animals) to live a happier life.

Read also – 6 Ways to Help Animals Survive This Winter

3. Compliment someone

As I mentioned above, you don’t have to be rich to make this world happier. Just smile at a stranger and compliment your mom or friend today, and you will move closer to your goal. When you compliment someone, however, make sure you are honest and sincere.

If you don’t like your friend’s haircut, it’s better to say nothing at all. You can say something like ‘You look amazing today’ or ‘I love your fantastic smile.’ You will make their day without noticing it.

4. Keep the nature clean

The world will never be a better place to live, if we don’t take care of the nature. If you plant flowers and trees, it’s great. But, if you toss your junk onto the street, you do a lot of harm to the nature. Don’t leave rubbish in the park and forest and don’t toss it into the water.

Moreover, don’t bury or burn it. Inspire others to keep the nature clean and teach your children to take care of the nature. Whenever you can, recycle things and try to buy products made from recycled materials.

5. Stop competing

Many people spend their lives striving to be better than their friends, coworkers or neighbors. They work hard and run into debt to buy a better car, a bigger house, a more expensive phone, or a more expensive piece of clothing, and it’s all because they want to be better than others.

If you are one of them, try to break a habit of competing with your friends and coworkers. It’s hard to feel happy and live your life to the fullest when you always think of being better than others. We are all humans and we all make mistakes.

If someone is more successful than you, it’s not the end of the world. Be happy for them, genuinely happy. You will definitely become successful, but you will do it for yourself. There’s no need in showing others that you are better, even if they are trying to compete with you. Set a good example and chances are many people will follow it.

Read also – 10 Habits That Can Steal Your Happiness

I know I can’t change the whole world, but I know that even the smallest contribution can go a long way. I try to inspire people to be kinder and happier, and to believe in themselves. Believe in your strength, and remember you can make this world a better place. What useful things do you do daily?

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