Friday, March 27, 2009

What can random acts of kindness do for you?

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These are random acts of kindness:

Say “Hello” to strangers.
Smile at people you meet.
Say "Please" and "Thank you" to counter staff.
Greet someone on the way to work "Good morning.”
Before leaving tell the other person to have a happy day.
Compliment the receptionist that she has a nice head of hair.
Praise your colleague in the office about the dress she is wearing is very attractive and it suits her very well.

These small gestures mean nothing to you but they mean happiness and much more to others. When you bring joy and cheerfulness to the other person the positive impact on you is even greater. Let's find out:


Health: According to a study of 2016 church members, it was found that those who regularly helped others had better mental health and lower rate of depression. Other studies found that helpful people were less likely to fall ill from chronic disease and tended to have better immune system. Kindness also regulates emotions.

Kindness begets kindness: President Obama helped a stranger who was stranded at the Miami airport without money to pay a $103 luggage surcharge way back in 1988. She paid the $103 back to Obama the day after she arrived in Norway. In return, 2o years later, the woman voted for him and donated 100 dollars to his campaign.

Self-confidence: You build up your self-confidence because you have shown to yourself that you are capable of helping others. And it gives you a sense of self-worth and optimism.

Your own happiness: As the saying goes," Happiness is like jam, you can’t spread even a little without getting some on yourself.” Kindness enhances our feelings of joyfulness.

Relationships: By being kind to others you establish a healthy relationship with them.


As the financial situation is getting from bad to worse, we are now living in a world full of sadness and hopelessness. By spreading kindness around, we bring hope and happiness to others and we build strength in ourselves.

Spread kindness around.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. If you want to get more ideas about spreading goodness, one intentional act at a time, go to www.boomboomcards.com. It's a wonderful concept and great for the whole family to enjoy.

    Susan

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