Creating a Love Chain
In 2005, there was a Boston court clerk named Glen James, he lost his job and had spent 7 years living on the street and in shelters. One day, he found a backpack containing travellers’ cheques and cash amounting to more than $40,000. Rather than keep the money, he handed it all to the police – who later returned it to the grateful owner. Shortly after, the news of the Good Samaritan went viral.
Reading about James’ good deed, a stranger – Ethan Whittington set up a GoFundMe page to raise a reward. Donations flooded in from all around the world and amounted to the sum of over a $100,000.
A lot of people don’t know this, but when you sow the seed of love and kindness to others, its harvest is usually rewarding – Ask Glen James. So, as Princess Diana said; “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” For instance, a good place to start would be, being the “support” a person needs in a world where it seems there is a drought of compassion and empathy. It really doesn’t take much, just be kind and make that difference, for little drops of water makes a mighty ocean.
Here are 3 Benefits of Spreading Love
- IT HELPS WITH NATION-BUILDING
In a country like Nigeria, where we have different people with diverse ethnicity, belief systems and backgrounds, one thing we need to do more; is to spread love as it binds our nation together.
We must be the change we want to see in the world. When groups of people help each other, it is bound to help our society as a whole. We should bear in mind that change will not come if we wait to see the next person change. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude” – Oprah Winfrey. Multiple acts of love and kindness to one another will engender unity, peace, growth and development all around, especially in a country like Nigeria.
So, commit to spreading love by so doing you are changing the nation for the better.
- YOU’LL ATTRACT PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR VALUES
Spreading love helps in attracting the right people. Birds of the same feather flock together. So, if you want to attract “more loving” people into your life, then the trick is simple, be more loving in your outlook to life. Good values they say attract good people.
Our actions and words have a butterfly effect on the world around us, and they come right back to us in the end.
In essence, how we behave and treat others directly influences our own lives.
So, commit to spreading love.
- YOU CREATE VALUE
Love is like a golden chain that links hearts together. For man was created for connection and every human responds to love.
By spreading love to others more often than not, that person is able to express that love to somebody else, thereby creating a chain reaction that makes your community and the world a better place.
When we focus on how we can spread love to the people around us, we are likely to create and produce something of value. By spreading love, we are no longer just trying to make it from point A to point B, we are impacting our community and leaving a legacy along our path.
So, Keep Loving! We Need More Love, but the Right Type of Love.
Remember, You Have Only One Life to Live, MAKE IT COUNT.