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Do something kind for your friends!

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Do something kind for your friends!!– Being there for your friends is probably one of the best things you could ever do for them. Doing something kind for them can consist of just being there for them.

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Be the Change…

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I’ve heard many people around me, including my own parents, say that there are so few people in this world whom you can actually trust. People generally put themselves first and do whatever they have to in order to better their own futures. We are losing trust in each other, not only because we are selfish and take advantage of each other, but mainly because we don’t really seem to care. I can’t even begin to describe how many times I’ve been obviously ill or upset, and no one said anything about it. I also remember seeing one girl trip and nearly fall on rocks, and no one but me asked her if she was okay. People don’t trust others because it seems like no one in the world cares; even if they do care, they don’t show it. That’s why it’s so important to be kind to others. Even if it doesn’t seem like it, your kind act can help others trust more, and be kind to others as well. We can’t keep waiting for people to start trusting others, we need to do something to help.

Kind Gestures

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Recently, I had a friend tell me her worries and frustration with another person. She had kept her feelings bottled up so she wouldn’t hurt any feelings, but she was slowly being weighed down by the weight of her pain. After she told me everything, I could already tell that she was feeling a lot better. Her talking had slowed and her radiant smile slowly came back. In response, I offered her tips regarding her situation because I know how it feels to be alone and suddenly discover there is someone there for you. Even something as small as helping another person pick up something they’ve dropped makes a world of a difference, especially if they are feeling especially bad day. I used to be scared to help others because I didn’t’ know how, but now, I realize that it is the thought that counts and I am more confident to help out. It isn’t hard to change someone’s frown to a smile so step up and help someone today!

Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated

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You’ve probably heard this phrase a gazillion times since you were young, but that’s  because it’s TRUE. I think people often forget how important it is to treat others properly, and be kind to them because they’ll treat you the same way in return. If you don’t treat others with respect, then you’re just asking for trouble. I make this mistake all the time. When I first met one of my friends, I didn’t like her at all. My first impression of her was definitely not a good one, but I tried being nice to her anyways. However, she always acted indifferent towards me and said negative things, but to my other friends she acted so nice and caring. I wondered what I had done to her to make her act this way. I held a grudge against her for the longest time, until one day my friend told me that she had said I was rude to her behind my back. I was so surprised– I thought I had acted so nice to her, until I realized that maybe my true intentions hadn’t come across. My original negative image of her had stuck with me, and had made me unconsciously treat her in a bad way. Once I realized my mistake, I decided it was time to mend our relationship, or else it would just get worse. From the next day onwards, I started being more conscious towards her feelings and actions, and I realized that I truly had been rude towards her. I started acting kinder and more inclusive, and she was too. Now, we are really close friends and will never break apart. So take my story into account- don’t make the same mistake I did. Treat others the way you want to be treated, and you won’t regret it.