Today I want to talk to you about gambling and it's not what you're thinking. It's the gamble you take when you're kind to other people. The thing is that when you're kind to other people, you can't lose. You're going to win. I live near a casino. I recently saw a shirt that said, "It's only a gambling problem if you're losing". I'm going to tell you how to win today.
The first thing you need to do is smile. Any time you see someone, smile. If they don't smile back, that's their problem. Share a smile. Smiling releases endorphins. It's going to make you feel better. It's going to reduce stress. It's a gamble you're going to win.
The second thing is to do something kind and unexpected for someone. This can be something as simple as tipping your waiter a little something extra, telling their manager what a great job they did, paying someone else's parking meter, paying for the person behind you in the movie line, or letting someone merge into traffic. There are opportunities all day, every day for you to go out and do something kind.
There's also chemistry behind being kind. Every time you're kind to someone, you're going to get oxytocin. Oxytocin lowers your blood pressure. You're also going to get a dose of dopamine. Dopamine makes you feel better. When you smile and be kind, you're getting a neurochemical mix of endorphins, oxytocin, and dopamine.
It's going to make you feel better all day. You're going to be more productive. You're going to make the world a better place. Plus, it's contagious. When you're kind to someone, they may turn around and be kind to someone else. Sometimes you may run across a negative person that doesn't care. That's their problem. Share your smile and be kind to them. Maybe it will rub off on them.
Either way, you're taking the high road. You're putting out your positive vibes. You're sharing your love with the world. It's going to be a great thing!