Making the world a better place can seem like a daunting task if you tell yourself that you are single-handedly responsible for all the world’s woes. However, if you remind yourself that minor impacts made each day are just as valuable as one major revelation, you can feel much more confident in your mission to make the world a better place.
1. Be Friendly to Others
When you have the opportunity to be friendly with a teacher, coworker, neighbor, or acquaintance, do you take advantage of it? Many people do not realize what a profound impact a little bit of extended friendliness can have on the world around them. By making a habit out of asking others how they are doing or sharing a positive sentiment, you can help spread happiness around the world, one person at a time. This can often have a ripple effect where each befriended person becomes inspired toward friendliness with others and so on.
2. Smile More Often
Even if you do not have the time to exchange kind and friendly words with someone, you can still smile in their direction. A smile helps the people around you to feel welcome and happy. If you do not know how you can brighten up someone’s day, a smile is always a good start. One of the best ways to make the world a better place is to make one individual’s world a better place.
3. Eliminate Hate
If racism is an issue in your community, it’s crucial to participate in activities that encourage togetherness. You can take part in efforts to stop racial profiling on Nextdoor and other social networks. You can also speak up in person during community meetings.
4. Share a Meal
Sharing a meal with another person is an excellent way to form community bonds and be helpful. There are many people out there who struggle to think of where they will find their next meal. Helping someone get a nutritious meal who otherwise may not have had one is a surefire way to improve the world. Sharing something to eat with someone allows you to become more selfless and kind. Humble people make the world a better place, especially when compared to selfish or self-centered people. Even if someone is not hungry or struggling, you may wish to share a meal with them. Shared meals strengthen family bonds and friendships. Sharing meals with strangers fosters community and helps to prevent loneliness for our neighbors.
5. Pick Up Litter
Helping to make the world a better place is about more than just inspiring others or having a positive impact on others. Litter and pollution are two problems that currently plague the earth, and you have to do something about that if you want to make the world a better place. A good start is to reduce, reuse, recycle, and avoid littering at all costs. Then, you can find outdoor areas like beaches, rivers, and parks where litter accumulates. By removing the litter, you will help to beautify your surroundings and save the lives of birds, bugs, and other animals.
6. Do Random Acts of Kindness
Random acts of kindness come in all sizes and varieties. One common act of kindness is to pay for the person’s food in front of you in a drive-through line. When people do this, they often create a chain reaction of kindness and giving that can last for an entire day.
7. Donate to Worthy Causes
In the spirit of keeping it simple, remember that not all valuable donations come in the form of large cash deposits. As long as you are donating to a reputable and well-researched organization, any contribution will make a positive impact. Clothing, food, toys, money, and time can all be donated to worthy causes if you look to impact the world around you for the better.