Terris Little Haven

I've traded scrubs for relaxation as a retired nurse, soaking up the Southern charm in Georgia and living my ultimate life! With my furry friends by my side, I'm not just a tiny house dweller – I'm a tiny house enthusiast, blogging my heart out along the way!


Make 2019 The Year Of Selflessness (Psst…The Personal Rewards Are Huge Too)

We’re already halfway through January, so you’ve probably given up on your new year’s resolution to lose weight or quit drinking. Thankfully, there’s still plenty of time to improve your life in 2019. In truth, though, helping the people around you is the best way to make it happen by far.

Incorporating just one change for the benefit of another person can make a world of difference to your life. Here are five of the greatest candidates, along with the best ways to help them in 2019.

Make 2019 The Year Of Selflessness (Psst...The Personal Rewards Are Huge Too)

Credit Spread the love this year, you won’t regret it


There’s no greater love in this world than the love that a parent feels for their child. This doesn’t fade as your children get older. Preparing your son or daughter for college is one of the best things you’ll do during their teenage years. From finding courses to writing personal statements, this support can be telling. Of course, a little financial support will be appreciated too, not least because it can enable them to concentrate on their studies. Better grades will bring huge rewards.


No parent wants to ask their child for help. However, there’s a very good chance that yours could do with the support. Whether it’s looking at over 55 village communities, helping them with daily chores, or teaching them to use a computer is up to you. Assisting your beloved parents in any way you can will ensure that retirement becomes their truly golden years. After a lifetime of receiving love and support from them, repaying them in this manner should be considered essential.


Being in a loving relationship is truly one of the greatest rewards in life, but that doesn’t mean it’ll always be plain sailing. While disagreements are natural, being big enough to take the first steps towards pushing through those problems is vital. Not only will it make life better for your partner, but it’ll reduce your stress levels too. The sooner you get back to working as a team, the sooner you can think about date nights and the affection that makes your relationship so great.

Make 2019 The Year Of Selflessness (Psst...The Personal Rewards Are Huge Too)

Credit Your relationship is better when you stick together


The Beatles said it best; you’ll get by with a little help from your friends. Then again, friendship is a two-way street, and you must make yourself available wherever possible. Whether it’s providing support in their career, relationships, or disabilities doesn’t matter. Knowing that you’ve helped will provide a warmth that cannot be replicated elsewhere. It’s the oldest saying in the book, but a friend in need is a friend indeed. Learn to respect this at all times, and 2019 will be a fantastic year.


Finally, why not do something that is beneficial for the whole of society? There’s no greater reward than knowing you’ve been socially responsible and helped protect the planet for future generations. This can be achieved by making the home more eco-friendly, driving a hybrid, or growing your own produce. Embracing the new winning habit shouldn’t take long and the rewards can last forever. When combined with some of the more personal endeavours above, you cannot go wrong.