Can a few kind words or a quick smile make a difference in someone’s life? If you smile at someone and they smile back, could that change their mood? Could it change your mood? There are so many ways that we can help other people; some of them are just small gestures. If we all would make a conscious effort to try and help one another and be more kind to each other, think what a wonderful world this would be. We could improve everyone’s life.

I am always amazed at the number of people that will walk right by me without acknowledging me at all. How much of an effort does it take to say hello or nod your head or smile? Some people will even look away when they see you coming.

When you smile or say hello, it not only makes the other person feel better, it also makes you feel better. We are all universally connected, and when you ignore this connection you are alienating yourself. People don’t realize that these little connections with others keep us from feeling we are alone in this world. We feel a kinship with the universe and the human race each time we connect with someone.

Make it your goal every day, to acknowledge as many people as possible. Some may not speak back to you, but at least you tried. Start up conversations in the grocery store when you’re standing in line - don’t just ignore people when you are standing next to them. Make the connection! I guarantee it will improve your self esteem and make you a happier person.

Doing little things for people - opening a door for someone, picking up something they dropped, or any small gesture will also make you feel better. Any help that you can give another person will increase your self worth. If you see someone that needs help, however small, reach out and help them. Don’t look the other way.

If all of us would make an effort to connect with others, it would have a huge impact on the world. Do your part to make this a better world and make a commitment to connect with your fellow man. It will improve your life development dramatically.

Author's Bio: 

Pat Evans is an internet entrepreneur with several businesses. Researching and studying all aspects of self development, she has incorporated this information, along with her own visions,  put it all together and established the web site Life's This web site is designed to help people enrich their lives with hope, purpose and passion and to eliminate fear, loneliness and despair.  Visit her web site for a free newsletter and ebook.