Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.
– Maya Angelou
Meaning of this quote:
Be the reason behind someone else’s smile. Let your thoughts and actions brighten someone else’s day. Make others feel comfortable and happy, and you will feel the same way.
The struggles and challenges are real, they might be subjective, and they might be on different scales, but, everyone is struggling with something. Your kind words and actions can be a source of light to them in the dark.
We can multiply happiness by sharing it with others. In the same way, when we support someone during a difficult time, we ease their sadness.
Though we can’t make someone else’s pain or sadness disappear completely, however, we can help them heal it by showing them humble and positive gestures.
Be kind to everyone
Doesn’t it seem that we all face challenges or difficulties at some point? Therefore, we have no reason not to be kind to others because we all face our own kinds of challenges. By showing kindness, we make it easier for others and for ourselves to overcome challenges.
It’s okay if you cannot be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud; at least don’t play with their colorful life. If you can’t be the reason behind someone else’s happiness, at least don’t be the reason behind someone else’s cry.
By expressing empathy, we express their feelings and emotions as if they were our own. That’s how we connect with them in a meaningful way.
There is another inspiring quote that is often attributed to Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.“
When you offer kindness and love to others, they do more than return it in abundance; they are inspired to do the same with others. That’s how collective change takes place. Isn’t it true that to love and be loved by others isn’t any less than a blessing?
We can uplift ourselves by uplifting others. In the same way, we can lower ourselves by lowering others. We attract what we think and do. Our positive actions bring more positivity and the exact opposite happens when we choose negativity.
Encourage someone else, it’s not so difficult. By cheering up someone else, we not only make a positive impact on their lives; but also on ours. Let your act of kindness radiate positive energy for you, let your kind words build bridges between you and someone, and lead to meaningful connection with them.