Upon waking, let the words Thank you flow
from your lips, for this will remind you to begin your day with
gratitude and compassion. Make it a practice to begin each day by
thinking first of someone else and then making a decision to actively do
something, anything, that will bring a smile to his or her face.


When you become conscious of wanting to do something kind for another
human being, you move into a higher way of being. It takes your
thoughts off yourself and What’s in it for me? and puts them on How may I serve? which
is precisely how the universal mind we call the Tao or God is always
operating. When you’re aligned with a compassionate outlook, your entire
day will reflect that kind of awareness.


Some suggestions for getting you started: email a note of
appreciation, say a kind word, apologize to an individual you’ve needed
to make amends with, pick a few wildflowers and hand them to someone,
give away some personal items such as books or jewelry, or send a smile
toward someone that might brighten his or her moment…


– Wayne Dyer in Excuses Begone!