Warmth towards yourself and others
Heartiness is a generosity of the heart. It comes alive when we turn to other people, help them and have time for them, without expecting anything in return.
By meeting someone else with cordiality, you are giving the best of what you can give, and the side effect is that you feel better the moment you light up someone else’s day.
You will reap what you sow
Pay attention to the impact of your behavior on others, and watch your own feelings related to the reactions of others. And think about how you feel when a person meets you with cordiality. What you give, you will get back even more. When you encounter others with cordiality, you not only receive an immediate reward in the form of a feel-good factor, you also receive, in a totally unexpected and independent way, warmth from others.
It’s so easy to find ways to treat others with cordiality: These can be a few supportive words when you instinctively feel that someone just needs you and you are good for them; Offer help without being asked; an encouraging smile; withhold criticism; to listen without condemning; Forgive mistakes instead of blaming. Make small sacrifices for those who need it.
Warmth to yourself
A general rule to apply in life is to treat others the way you expect to be treated and treat yourself the way you treat others. The last part is as important as the first. You do not do yourself any good when you treat others with cordiality, but forget yourself. If you do that, you will run out of breath, and you will feel less able to treat others with cordiality, neglecting your own body, mind, and soul, and not refueling at regular intervals.
Heartiness towards oneself means that one fulfills one’s needs, that one deals considerately and gently with one another, rather than quarreling with oneself when one feels that one is not in top form. Forgive yourself if necessary, instead of mortifying yourself. If you have made it a habit to treat yourself lovingly and warmly, it becomes much easier to extend that attitude and behavior to others.
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