Within every cloud, there is a silver lining. From every patch of rain, somewhere there is a rainbow to be found.
Have you ever had days, weeks or months in your life when it seems as though the clouds won’t pass and the rain just won’t stop falling?
Try To Be A Rainbow In Someone’s Cloud – Inspiration From Dr Maya Angelou
It’s safe to say that at one point or another most of us have experienced this kind of difficult season. Perhaps you lost a lover or friend, or you experienced the pain of death, or maybe life just threw one too many curveballs at once and you just felt sad for a while.
No matter how it happens, we can all appreciate that life’s moments are not always filled with sunshine.
With this knowledge in mind there is a simple yet incredibly powerful perspective that we can all choose to embrace; that each person you come across is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Whether it’s internally or externally, every person you meet is dealing with something that is challenging for them.
I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good. Maya Angelou – Try To Be A Rainbow In Someone’s Cloud
While we certainly can’t save people from their pain, we all have the power to influence one another in positive ways. We each have the power to give to one another in a way that is meaningful and impactful.
To be the rainbow in someone’s cloud means to cultivate loving kindness as a daily practice in your life. It means tuning in to your heart, practicing empathy and using that empathy to connect to the people around you in a meaningful way. We all have the opportunity to be someone’s rainbow.
Probably the greatest part of adopting this practice, is that our efforts do not need to be overwhelming. Something as simple as a smile or a phone call can greatly help someone who is going through a difficult time.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou – Try To Be A Rainbow In Someone’s Cloud
To choose to live from a place of loving kindness is one of the greatest gifts you can give to the world, and to yourself.
Not only will you impact others in a positive way but you also give yourself a purpose outside of your own needs, which brings fulfilment and ultimately happiness for you too. When we are kind to others we learn that we matter, that we are powerful, and what we do on a daily basis really does have an impact on the world around us.
So how can you practice more kindness in your life today?
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