During the 2019 TEDx program in Detroit, co-organizer Terry Bean briefly took the stage. In the allotted few minutes he shared this one big idea: We all have the ability to cast a positive stone, creating ripples that benefit others.
In addition, he also shared these eight ideas for casting positive stones.
Hold the door for someone;
Celebrate important milestones with the people you love;
Smile, or better yet, make someone else smile;
Lend an ear by being there for those who need you;
Shine the light on people doing excellent work;
Pay it forward with something as simple as buying someone a cup of coffee;
Connect the people you know with the people they need to know; and,
Bean’s list is not just a simple one; it’s also a list of little things that you can do each and every day to create positive ripples in the world.
Have you ever had one of those days? Of course, you have. Everyone does, at one time or another.
You know. That day where nothing seems to go right. There is one misstep after another. And in trying to fix those, you get tripped up by outside forces. Whatever you do seems to take far too long. From one thing to the next there are challenges and difficulties. It’s as if the world in conspiring against you. All in all, it’s just one of those days.
But next time you’re in one, stop. Just for a moment. And take a quick inventory of just what might not be amiss. Chances are that surrounding the things that have got you down are things for which you can be thankful. And it’s more than likely that something in that day has gone right.
Yes, some days are simply not good, but there is something good in every day. When life has you down, stop to look for it.