I'm thankful for every breath I take.
'Alive' - POD
What does the world need more of?
It needs a lot of things - peace, prosperity, an end to war and hatred.
But what can we, the normal people, do about it? The people in power don't listen to us. It seems that they don't even believe that we exist.
So what can we do?
Spread happiness and kindness!
Seriously, it's that simple! Say hello to someone, or even just smile. In Islam, smiling is a form of charity, meaning that even those with no other to give have a way of giving back to others.
Smiling in the face of your brother is charity - Prophet Muhammad
And it's true. We don't have to be multi-millionaires to make the world a better place. We don't have to be some kind of celebrity. We can give back by just being ourselves. We smile, chat to someone, spend a little time with someone who's lonely. It's simple.
Kindness is cool - pass it on!
If all of us did just one kind thing every day, the world would be a better place. And kindness and happiness are contagious! We have to look beyond the world's me-me-me culture and begin to think on a broader scale. Think about the people next door to us, on our street, in our suburb, in our town. Think about the people we work with, the people we see in the shops, the people we see on the bus.
You don't have to be a great person to pass on kindness. You just have to be you!
The world needs a change. The world needs a helping hand.
How about we start that change?