Kindness To Strangers May Lead To Love

Will kindness to strangers find you a soulmate or at least someone that you could spend the rest of your life with?

We cannot deny that romantic love is one of the biggest aspects of our lives.

From all the world’s love songs to romantic comedy films, from museum art to television commercials, from poems to Facebook photo albums, that kind of love is constantly promoted to us by various forms of media.

One of the grandest days of every year is even dedicated to that idea; once a year, every corner is filled with figures of baby angels and big old hearts punctured by a golden arrow, dozens and dozens of roses, stacks and stacks of chocolate boxes, stuffed toys, sometimes even expensive jewelry, and all of that cheesy Valentine’s merchandise.

Kindness to strangers and finding love

Now of course not everybody has the same cheesy dreams to chase. Some believe in milder or not-so-cliché notions of romance.

You might have understood love through a simple story of how your parents met at an elevator at the workplace one day and just started talking, which led to 30 years (and counting!) of marriage.

Or you might have appreciated it as you spot an adorable couple just chilling out and individually reading books together at a coffee shop.

Maybe you currently have a significant other, and you fall in love with her a little bit more every time you watch her earnestly solving crossword puzzles.

These are all notions of romantic love as well.

Kindness to strangers may lead you to your significant other

However, so many people also lose their minds over love.

Believing that they cannot exist without their romantic partner, they lose sight of everything once the relationship ends.

Or hopelessly waiting for the attention of the person who do not love them the same way, they waste years and years of their lives.

I can’t begin to fathom the number of heartbroken humans in the world right now.

Meanwhile, I know some people who are in the single-and-not-really-enjoying-it boat, because they are so fixated in finally having a significant other.

I have a friend who regularly asks me to match her up with someone or pretty much anyone I know (which is a recipe for disaster, I tell you), and then ends up at my apartment crying on my shoulder whenever her Tinder dates go badly.

I can’t tell if she is just bored or doesn’t know what else to do with her life, but I do think my friend is a good person who has a lot of love to share. She just hasn’t found the right one to share her heart with.

Waiting for the right person

For all of you who are in a similar situation, this is what I told her a few times before: there are other kinds of affection that you can choose to share with people now.

You can even give some kindness to strangers in need. You don’t need to be romantically involved just to give love and be loved.

There’s too much kindness, tenderness, and happiness to be given in the world, just for all of it to be caged inside us as we wait for Prince or Princess Charming.

Romantic love isn’t the ultimate kind of love; there are many, and it’s just one of them.

For instance, we can pour our love towards our family members. Take your mom and sister out to brunch or a makeover and spa day every once in a while.

Also, your mom and dad will certainly appreciate if you arrange a fancy date night for them, one they probably haven’t had for some time now. Shower your pets with affection — I’m sure it’s going to be incredibly fulfilling to be reminded of how sweet they can really be.

Stop looking for prospects during a girls’ night out, forget all about the boys, and really have some fun with each other.

Stop taking the people (and lovable pets?) around you for granted while looking for somebody else to love.

There is also much to learn when you go out into the world to seek new connections, and not necessarily in the romantic sense.

Maybe your significant other isn’t supposed to be a lover; maybe your love and affection can go instead to a stranger in need.

Spend your hours volunteering at a home for the elderly and give kindness to strangers. Teach your passions to the kids in the community. Help someone out at the grocery.

Sharing your kindness to strangers in need is another type of love that is just as pure and meaningful.

Sharing your kindness to strangers in need

The BeepBeep Nation app has the mission of making the world a better place and encouraging everyone to share their love and affection by giving kindness to strangers in need.

By providing a platform to connect people who want to request for help and others who can offer that help, BeepBeep Nation enables people to be more compassionate and more loving.

BeepBeep Nation users will have endless opportunities to enjoy face-to-face social interactions and meet interesting people.

Check out the BeepBeep Nation app now, and see if you would like to support our mission.

By promoting kindness in the world, you just might find yourself having many significant others.

By offering your help to a stranger in need, you just might offer your heart as well.

Make A Difference In The World

Do you want to make a difference in the world?

This question is related to another one, which is how do I find my purpose in life?

Simply reading books or going outside may be a far cry from what you expect of an intense introspection, but it won’t hurt to try.

And even if it doesn’t enlighten you about the meaning of your own life, well, at least you got to enjoy your day.

I myself have gone on the life purpose spiral quite a few times, even as a woman whose business is doing okay and whose family gets along well, and it has led me before to another particular question.

Am I being selfish when I concentrate on my personal life?

What if my purpose in this world has to do with being more in the world, whatever that means?

More daunting than discovering your life path, perhaps, is asking this: what can I do to help make a better world?

I know, I know. With bills to pay and children to raise, it seems like too much.

Most of us are not presidents or billionaires; it’s not part of our everyday routine to have great impact on making a better world.

But, as with all things, it can’t hurt to start small. As long as you start. I think, even in our ordinariness, there is much to be done.

It’s okay to focus first on those near you.

Do more for the people you love. Cook your friends a hearty meal and have everyone get together, just like the old times.

It may not seem like much, but in a world where interactions mostly happen through chat or our newsfeed, it’s a radical step to foster social bonds.

Leave a sweet note in your kid’s lunch. Your baby girl or baby boy might be having a bad day in school, and needs to be cheered up.

Who knows, they might remember small acts like this in the future and use it someday as inspiration to fuel their own dreams of creating a better world.

Never underestimate the loving things you do for your inner circle.

Never underestimate the power of a smile, either.

I know, I know. That seems cliche. But niceness is definitely a good icebreaker. Make a stranger’s day better by greeting them a good morning.

Ask an acquaintance how they’re doing, mean it, and really listen.

Spend time with the elderly, hold their hand, and enjoy their stories — there is much to learn and they have much to share.

Praise your co-worker for his or her hard work this week.

Again, in a world where it’s so easy to hate and judge, showing someone your attention and appreciation could be a big thing.

Yes, society has much, much bigger problems than stray kittens. All over the world, political, cultural, and economic tensions exist.

But remember that small changes are still changes. You may not have the resources to fly to a third world country and start a charity, but you can go to your local health center and donate blood.

You may not have the time to arrange a fundraising event for the environment, but surely you can eliminate your use of plastic.

If you are good at certain skills, mentor or coach someone in your community.

If you do have the resources, make sure you donate them to foundations with causes you feel the most about.

Again, if you don’t, you can always share your knowledge. Advocate. Raise awareness.

And keep being aware. There are always new ways to make a difference.

With the pace that technology is evolving, I’m sure the industry also wants to do its part in making a better world.

Keep your eyes peeled for these opportunities.

One such app to join the mission of making a difference and offer us opportunities to do so is BeepBeep Nation.

The BeepBeep Nation app provides a platform for people to request for help whenever they need it — and in whatever form, such as needing a ride or a place to stay — and for other people to respond and help out.

It hopes to redefine and encourage human interaction in the technological age, through technology itself.

Become a BeepBeep Nation supporter now and get started on your journey make a difference in the world!