Always remember, it's the little things we do for each other.
At times one gets an urge to help someone. You know..stop on the way to somewhere to give someone a lift. Help someone with the groceries if they're too heavy to carry..hold a door..hand out a 5 or a 10 to someone who looks like they need it.
Help someone, anyone, everyone. You are helping humanity..and helping the world, one person at a time. It's never too late to start, and never too early to help. Look around and you will see three types of people. Billions of people who need help, millions of people who give it..and you will see the millions who don't. You will see the first set smile big, the second set smile bigger..but you will not see the third kind in the same state of mind. It's because they have forgotten how to extend a helping hand, but it's not because they didn't help another, it's because they have forgotten how to help themselves. There's an unexplainable feeling to be felt when helping someone out in their time of need, big or small. There is no other way to describe how good it can make you feel inside you when you get a smile from someone or a thank you, even when sometimes it's all that person can give you.
There are a lot of good people in this world, but there are also plenty bad. Those bad people will wish hatred on you, hatred on others and manipulate everyone including themselves to gain personally. This is called a negative force. They are strong, and growing stronger by the minute. They cause havoc on good faith and destroy everyone's belief in humanity...but only after they have lost faith in themselves. These are the people that will bring you down, bring everyone down to as low as they are. There are a lot of bad people in the world, but there are still many, many good. These are the people who these bad people are really fighting. Their strength and their courage strikes fear into the corrupt hearts of the bad, the evil. Because they know that no matter how powerful they become, the good will always, ALWAYS be just one step ahead, one step quicker. They will eventually be safer, cleaner, purer; HAPPIER than those who seek to destroy, and this will never change. And this is the positive force..one to counter the negative. These people will sleep easy at night, wake up and smile..spread this smile to a few people each day..and will never have to look behind them. They will have the strength of truth, the power of purity, the voraciousness of a lion in times of trial and tribulation. They are you, and you can be them. You can be power, you can be strength. You can be whatever you want to be, as long as you are good.
We know that the gain that the negative force achieves has it's "attractions"... quick money, quick infamy, quick gain. But we also know that what comes quick, goes even quicker. And for those who gain quick and get to keep it..don't doubt for a single second that they have not traded something deeper for it. They have traded their goodness, they have darkened their hearts..the have traded love for it, they have traded compassion for it..they have sold their souls for it. They have become surrounded by money, influence, power..but they have been left hollow...with nothing but a hard shell to protect themselves from the world knowing there is nothing inside. When they sleep they do not really sleep...they rest from the strain their life is putting on them. When they eat, they don't enjoy it...they eat just to give them strength for the next day. They will always look over their shoulder, they will trust no one, they will run and they will hide. They will never really love, they will never have a friend they can trust.
So help. Help those you see around you, help someone old by giving your seat. Help someone young by teaching them. Help someone poor by giving, and help someone rich by showing them how to give. Help someone who looks upset by talking to them, even if you don't know them. You have a sense in you that will let you feel it when someone needs it; and it will get stronger by the day. You will always come across someone who won't thank you for it..but don't worry. You will come across many bad people in your life in all forms; from rude to selfish to hurtful and harmful. They will try to knock you down, tire you out. They will try to hurt you and take everything you have. If they ever manage to bring you down, if you ever need a push or a shred of hope that you are winning, turn around and you will see just how far behind you they are.
Help out, whenever and wherever you can. Gather karma. YOU are the positive force, and every smile of gratitude you receive will only make you stronger. Share happiness, and don't forget to keep smiling. Because your smile is the one thing they can never take from you.