Novemberschild (from http://thewhitescape.wordpress.com/) have been very kind to nominate D&C for the new blogging award: The Working to Change the World Award. Thanks a lot dear! 😀
This award was created by The Idealistic Rebel to recognize those bloggers at WordPress who are working to make a difference in the world. Recipients of this Award work hard and sincerely to make the world a better place, using their compassion, love and understanding, promoting open minds, free communication of ideas and above all, peace.
Wow! And I must say I am honoured & humbled to have been nominated for this award. As with every other award, there are a set of rules & here they are –
1. Post the award on your blog
2. Link back to the person you nominated you
3. List one thing — however small — that you think would make the world better if everyone did it.
4. Nominate bloggers whom you feel help to Change the World — there’s no minimum or maximum, just a list of those you feel deserve.
Rule 1: Done
Rule 2: Done
Rule 3: The one thing which I feel can make the world a better place to live in is very simple & very do-able.
Someone had said, “smile is a curve that makes everything straight!”. And I am a believer of the goodness of smiling. Technology has made our lives easier & comfortable too, giving us all the more reasons to smile many a times more. But it seems as if the people are getting too ‘stingy’ (is this the suitable word?) with the smiles they carve out for the people around them – family, friends & strangers. And this is what I don’t understand. Maybe we are way too busy with our virtual lives in the innumerable social networking platforms & forget to stop & observe the people, things around us that makes us smile. I don’t know.
As an individual, I believe that smiles pass warmth from the giver to the receiver. A sincere smile that originates from the heart has the ability to touch someone’s heart & can make someone happy & feel respected too. A smile is like the gentle breeze of spring or the warm sunshine of winter that fills us with happiness & peace.
Often I come across customer service executives who are grumpy & give me vibes of negativity. I agree that they do nothing wrong in their job, but then a smile on their face as they do it will make me reciprocate & this simple gesture will fill both of us with a positive & warm feeling. Same is the case with the kirana storekeeper, the autowallas, my fellow passengers as I commute in public transport from home to office to home, my colleagues & clients – in fact all the people around me. Who knows maybe one of us needs a smile on that day? Am I asking for too much? I don’t know.
Whatever it is, I feel & believe that an unexpected smile can uplift anybody’s spirits, easing us out in spite of the stressful times we may be facing. A smile may not solve our problems all of a sudden but it definitely has the ability to soften our approach & help us in battling them.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
So people, smile more to the people around you & make our world a happier place. It costs nothing but enriches our lives many a times more. 🙂
(I think I wrote almost a post on my one thing! 😛 )
Rule 4: My nominations for this award are:
i. Lime ‘n’ Lemony
iii. The Glass Bangle
iv. Peak Perspective
vii. Susurrus of my soul
viii. Shail’s Nest
x. Book Chat
xi. Just Joyfulness
To all the nominees –If you don’t do awards or have already received this one, kindly accept it as my appreciation for your wonderful blog. But then, if you want to, you can acknowledge the award & share that one thing which you feel can make the world better. That will be fun!
Congratulations to everyone & keep spreading the goodness! 🙂