When was the last time you showed some kindness?
Kindness is defined as the quality of being caring, generous, affectionate and considerate.
Sometimes being kind requires courage and strength. Showing kindness to someone who has hurt you can be really hard. But you just might surprise yourself when you take the high road. It’s not about the other person, it’s about us and who we choose to be in that moment.
Practicing little things like smiling and saying hello or thank you to a cab driver or giving a little gift of appreciation to a neighbour, not judging or snitching about a co-worker, a family member or a friend, are all acts of kindness. When you show a little kindness, you start to see the good in yourself and others or even empathise with why they act the way they do.
Research has shown that those who demonstrate kindness report increased happiness, healthier hearts, slower aging, and better relationships. The body produces more than 1200 types of happy hormones, including oxytocin, when one engages in acts of kindness and compassion.
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