The world can be a rough place. If you need proof, just open up your window and scream out into the sky like everyone else should be doing, all the time, all day long. Fortunately, not everyone is doing that, because there's amazing, hardworking people out on the frontlines every day doing everything they can to keep that screaming away from us. Big to small, every little but helps the world become just that much better.
Reddit user, u/JustAnotherPyroMain, wanted to hear how you do your part when they asked:
Start With The Smallest Thing You Can: You're TimeGiphy
Recognize and thank a person for their help/efforts, no matter how small a task may seem
I found this really helpful as a bar manager at festivals! When you have crazy 14 hour shifts just telling people hey man, thanks for restocking the fridge, really goes a looooooong way 💜
That's Called "Zoning Your Area." Where All My Retail People At??
When I remove an item from a grocery store shelf, I move the same item forward to replace it. Esp top shelf items
Short people like me appreciate you!!
Please And Thank-You
Use manners. Sounds inconsequential but after working hospitality/retail the amount of people that don't use them is terrible.Modest_Gaslight
Use Less, Make Less
Take care of my things. We didn't have much while growing up and my mother always believed in quality. She would buy things she knew we would use a lot. I have the same pencil case from 6th grade, I'm in grad school now. I have linen bedsheets, water bottles, fountain pens, mugs, and even some clothes that I've used for over 10 years.
This helps me consume less, inturn creating less waste. I feel like we should strive to reduce, before reusing and recycling.
It blows my mind how some people go through so much crap because they see it as disposable or it's "out of fashion".
I've had the same backpack since 2007, the same duffel bag since 2004, and the same laundry
hamper basket since 2000. I also use the hamper laundry basket to put my groceries in when I go to the store so I'm not using bags, either.
I'm also in grad school and I've got ten + year old binders and the same ruler I've had since middle school.
My dad hammered it into me that you take care of your stuff. It was annoying when I was younger but once I started paying for all my own stuff I was so glad he was like that
Take Care Of The People Taking Care Of YouGiphy
I always make sure to be overly polite to people serving me, [whether] in a restaurant or a shop and I always tell them to have a good day when I leave. Having worked in retail I know a simple how are you, thank you or a have a nice day can mean a lot, especially on a bad shift. I was raised to have good manners and I'll be damned if I don't flex them at any opportunity I have. It always surprises/saddens me that other people can't be the same way.
We Like To Feel Pretty, Too
Compliment people. I saw on here that men don't get many compliments so I try to do it in as un-flirty a way as possible so it doesn't get awkward - simple stuff like "Cool shirt".
I had a friend who did this, and was talking talking one time about him, like "He's such a nice person! I wish I was like that" and then realized that it was 100% possible for me to be. I now try to do it as often as possible—I'm not great at it yet, but people's reactions/smiles make it worth it!
Basically, people like you inspire people like me to become better people. It's a beautiful world, isn't it?
You Magnificent Hero
When someone gets cut off repeatedly in conversation I make an effort to make eye contact with them and say "Go ahead... I'm listening..." or something along those lines.
As someone who is constantly interrupted when speaking by her closest family members... I appreciate you. There's not many people who even consider this as an option. Not being listened to sucks.
It All Adds Up In The End
I pick up a few pieces of trash each time I walk my dog. It's a very tiny thing but I like to think it adds up!
I often hike ski mountains and you wouldn't believe how many beer cans, sunglasses, nip bottles, junk etc that you find under chairlifts. It's all over the mountain but I usually hike under the chairlift to collect. Makes me feel good.
Nature is beautiful and precious and people are dicks to it
Silver Magic Left Behind
I leave spare quarters in gumball machines. I like to think it makes somebody happy every once in a while.
Making magic happen for kid's everywhere!
You Walking Hero From AboveGiphy
I do my best to keep bread and toast crumbs out of the butter container.
Truly the kindest of all of us
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