People are often sad or fractured because they are void of love. They do not feel accepted or worthwhile. They are insecure and sad. They feel alone and misunderstood. There is a lot that is broken so how can we help put it back together? Piece by piece. Act by act.

First, we need to start at home and extend it from there. Love and hug your family and kids. Pure and simple.

When we come across anger, frustration and hatred, we can respond with anger, frustration and hatred, or we can choose to look at it with happiness, peace and love. Easier said than done. It almost sounds so ridiculous and unfathomable to respond that way, especially when all signs contradict any positivity and optimism. Being able to look at life that way is not easy. It’s often more instinctual to put your gloves on, lash back and protect yourself. But, nothing good will emanate from anger. Rather, use the below to put yourself in the right frame of mind.

Take care of your family – be kinder and more forgiving

Look out for your friends – be loyal and supportive

Help your neighbor – be respectful and accessible

Support your coworker – be a good teammate

Use your words wisely – focus on the positive and do not feed into the negative

Accept and embrace people – we will accomplish more when we have compassion and work collectively

Make yourself approachable – thoughtfulness and care are not to be underestimated

A little extra love goes a long way and can reverse someone’s day or outlook. Love is powerful, healing and infectious.

“Love cures people, both the ones that give it and the ones that receive it.”

—Dr. Karl Menninger

Roopa Weber
About Roopa Weber
Roopa Weber is a blogger and children’s book author who aspires to inspire better lives through kindness and gratitude. Her motivation came from the values and love provided by her mother. Roopa wanted to find an avenue to instill her mother’s wisdom in her own daughter and carry the message forward generationally. And, so she wrote.