How We Show Up
Moods can be infectious. If a friend or a family member is really down about something, that can affect you, too.
As this story from Ryan Estis tells us, though, that “infection” can work in a positive way.
That you have the power to infect others with something positive is interesting. Remembering that others carry hurts that you can’t see, though, makes you someone who is in position to make a difference. That’s the power of empathy.
When have you seen someone bring something happiness or comfort to others through empathy? What are things that make life difficult for someone you know? Can you bring a smile to that person through a small kindness?
The Simple Secret To Happiness posted by Goalcast on YouTube (5:21)
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