Life Coaching Tip: Random acts of kindness can create powerful, positive energy for both the giver and the receiver. It’s a win/win situation for all! If you were to be a bit mischievous in a good way today, how can you make someone’s day a bit brighter by showing them a little unexpected kindness and love?
There’s a trickster at the park where I walk. I don’t know who this sly person is, but they’re very clever and I have yet to catch them in the act!
The “act” I am talking about here isn’t a devious one, but a light, playful one that makes me grin every time I come across their crafty work at the park.
The pictures above are two of this trickster’s creations that I’ve happened upon recently.
Nothing warms my heart more than when I see someone taking time out of their busy day to make other people’s day a little brighter and the planet a happier place.
And so, for the last few years, when I come across a big smiling face made from flowers on a park bench during my morning walk, I am reminded that there are kind, beautiful humans in the world and my soul fills up with love.
It’s so incredible to think about the talented, anonymous artist, who has been secretly creating smiling flower faces on park benches for the past few years.
I imagine them visualizing their creation while walking, looking at the “materials” that Mother Nature has provided, and thinking about how they will make those who pass by feel good when they happen upon their masterpiece. No two are alike, which further amazes me. Clearly, lots of creative energy goes into each design.
I love how random acts of kindness can be powerful for both the giver and the receiver.
As a receiver, it can feel comforting to know that a stranger has gone out of their way to show you love. It’s a reminder of the beautiful side of humanity that is ever-present in our world.
And as a giver, the emotional impact can be just as profound.
When you generously do something nice for others, it stimulates endorphins in your brain that flush out dismal feelings. A shift in focus to providing kindness to others can create a new perspective and sense of gratitude that will make your own challenges seem smaller and less significant.
Either way, it’s a win/win situation for all.
When I recently spoke about “trickster energy” in my Shine On group, a client said she felt uncomfortable with the concept because she thought it meant doing something deceitful, unethical, or hurtful to another person. I can understand why she might have thought this, but it’s definitely not the direction I’d ever encourage anyone to take.
Trickster energy is light and fun. It’s meant to remind you to stop taking everyday life so seriously, so you’re not trudging through your day with a sense of heaviness and gloom. Instead, you can choose to delight in all that’s around you and be creative and playful, as if life were a game.
It really is a choice.
If you were to be a bit mischievous in a good way today, how can you make someone’s day a bit brighter by showing them a little unexpected kindness and love?
Isn’t it fun to think about?
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