Often we don’t know the struggles someone is going through. Therefore, never underestimate the incalculable impact that the smallest kindness, or a warm smile can have, to remind and encourage others that they are important to the world; bringing hope to those who are desperate to believe that someone cares.
Kindness is contagious. One kind act can ignites a spark that creates a wildfire spreading across the community, as recipients ‘pay forward’ the kindness they received. Imagine the impact if each of us would ‘pay forward’ every kindness we see, by doing something unexpected, to help another person experience the goodness in the world.
Truly miraculous things happen when we perform altruistic acts in secret. While you may do something kind and not even remember it, it may be the very thing that causes the other person’s life to turn, in some positive way.
Each of us CAN make a difference, by being generous with kindness. God’s work; your hands.
“To the world you may be just somebody, but to somebody you just might be the world.”- unknown
It is not what you gather, but what you scatter, that tells what kind of person you are. Scatter kindness around like confetti.
BEING KIND POSITIVELY AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH
Research shows the acts of kindness and compassion that we do for others, while expecting nothing in return, is proven to elevate one’s mood. Altruism creates hormones, such as epinephrine, dopamine and serotonin which generate a positive feeling of satisfaction and well-being. It affects physical health by lowering the risk of illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis, decreasing depression, improving sleep and self-confidence. And thanks to oxytocin, it also slows aging! Doing nice things for others helps us find our sense of purpose, the secret to happiness.
ThOUGHTS ABOUT KINDNESS
- Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others. – Danny Thomas
- You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. -James D. Mills
- Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it Hebrews 13:2