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Kill them with Kindness

Kindness is a word that’s used a great deal but what does it really mean to be kind? Sometimes it can feel that the world around us lack kindness and compassion when we think about wars and economic pain being experienced by some of us right now. However, it’s important to remember that the smallest acts of kindness can be so powerful, their power can be immeasurable.



The Power of Kindness

The value of small and random acts of kindness can greatly underestimated by the one engaging in the kind act, the person being kind. The person receiving the kindness is far more positively affected than the person being kind can imagine. In a series of studies that appeared in the Being kind makes us all feel good. Being altruistic can benefit our mental health, it’s been proven time and time again. And the best thing is that this kindness ripples out. Being kind permeates throughout society. Imagine the world if everyone was kind to each other. The old phrase it costs nothing to be kind is so profound and vital in today’s world.

Giving can create a positive effect on our mental well-being by creating an opportunity for kindness. It’s nice to receive a gift but it can be even nicer to give the gift.


How 30 Seconds Can Change Lives

Small expressions of kindness and compassion can make a profound difference in people’s lives, no matter what we do for a living or what our relationship is with that person. And we don’t need a lot of time to do it. All we need to do is take action.


1. Think about a time you were the recipient of an act of kindness. It could be something small, such as a stranger saying a kind word to you. Whatever you are thinking about, make this moment as vivid in your mind as possible. Remember what it felt like to receive this kindness.How does this feel in your body right now?


2. Think about one kind thing that you could do for someone in the next day or so. It could be simple and small, something that takes just 30 seconds, such as writing a kind note to a colleague or telling your friends and family how much you appreciate them. As you think of doing this, picture the positivity that the recipient will feel. Now double or triple this because you are likely underestimating the impact.



3. Don’t hold back. Engage in an activity of your choice or anything that presents itself. Make a list of how simple kindness can make such a big difference to someone. This could as simple as helping out an elderly neighbour with taking their rubbish out or telling someone that their hair looks nice. These are all simple little gestures that can really brighten up someone’s day. Sometimes it might feel that the world is a hard grey place but a bit of kindness randomly scattered can help the world to seem a kinder, more peaceful place.


Never underestimate the power of Kindess

Don’t underestimate the value of these small moments. They may seem minor to you, but you never know how much they boost a person and make a difference in their life. Being kind is simple and it’s free and remember, we always have a choice to be kind or not xx

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