HEALTHY LIVING
03/19/2014 08:16 am ET | Updated Mar 19, 2014

What It Really Means To Go The Extra Mile For Someone

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The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

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By Rob White

When people do more than they have to, and do so with an attitude of generosity, they give of themselves in ways that lift all of humanity. The heart grows tender when we extend ourselves beyond what's expected. Going the extra mile is a vital ingredient that lifts our mood, allowing hopefulness to rule.

There are everyday, ordinary, unassuming people everywhere who demonstrate the joy of offering assistance without expecting anything in return. They see giving as a blessing because of the enriching feeling they receive while lending a helping hand. Below are five examples of the acts those people perform, most of the time without even knowing it.

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    It feels invigorating to do something good for someone who can't possibly repay you.
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    When you do a little extra, in the spirit of generosity, it never feels like it cost you anything.
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    An act of kindness can heal even the deepest wounds.
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    A true act of compassion is to feel someone's pain, and yet encourage him to keep going.
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    Gifts of love are not always packaged and saved for special days -- they are often given in the moment.

Rob White's International Bestseller, And Then I Met Margaret, is now available to help you identify the everyday, unassuming gurus in your life. Visit RobWhiteMedia.com and download the free Daily Myth Buster Smart Phone App, or order a free copy of Rob’s book, 180.

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