Concentrating on only ourselves builds a wall between us and others. Those who keep their thinking about their needs, their wants, their ideas, their moods, their likes and dislikes are more or less lonely and insecure people.
They are the ones who don’t believe in sacrificing or letting go of personal needs and wants over others happiness….have you seen the satisfaction, joy and the smile that lits up the faces of our family, friends or relatives when we give up on our opinions or the way we usually think, feel or act sometimes (if not always)?
This is what I call Putting others First,a very effective idea to deepen the bond of relationships with our loved ones..try it.
The next time you are tempted to watch your favourite movie on tv, or go out for dinner at your favourite restaurant, impose your opinions, say no to your loved one for shopping just because you are not in mood and tired..stop for a minute and reverse all your actions..!
Let your favourite movie be sacrificed for your wife”s tv program, go out for dinner but not the venue of your choice but for a change to a place you have been saying no to your family or friends, say you want to go shopping with your wife or girlfriend who always say that you never give them the required quality time and yes, most importantly cheer up and get your mood fine tuned for the things others want….its pure magic!!
The expectant result….smiling faces, joyous hearts, improved relationships, more love and respect and a sense of contentment within.. Its so easy in this world to live only for ourself but the real joy of living and the most difficult thing in life is to live for others and seek joy and happiness in their smiles...give them the feeling that they are an indispensable part of your life and they are really loved!!!
Its like throwing a small pebble in the ocean-the ripple affects the entire ocean. Such is the value of a good deed, however small like putting others first :)
Lets be the first ones to spread love and beautiful smiles and brighten up someone's life!!