Greetings!! I started this kindness blog with some really good intentions. I’m not really sure what kept me away from posting on it. Maybe my busy life and other stressors distracted me from it. However, I have always remained committed to engaging in, and encouraging, acts of kindness. Anyway, I am back and more determined that ever to provide viable suggestions for ways to bring kindness into our lives. Please comment and offer topics and suggestions that you would like me to include in future blog-posts.
There has never been a generation that needs kindness more than this generation. This world can sometimes feel ingrained with fear and hate. It can feel like our society is breaking down. The immediate nature of messaging, tweeting, and “sharing” could, potential, cause social media to replace our sense of human connection. Kindness is something that is urgently needed in this world.
One-in-four people experience a serious mental health issue. This tells me that many many more people feel lonely and displaced. There needs to be a change. We can each be the agents and ambassadors of that change. How do we accomplish this? It’s really the little acts of kindness that can make a difference.
The knowledge that we have touched someone’s life, even in a small way, provides an enormous feeling of purpose and fulfillment. Extensive research has consistently proven that acts-of-kindness don’t just enhance the lives of others, but actually boost our health, happiness, and even life expectancy.
Acts-of-kindness do effectively increase our feelings around confidence, self-worth, and compassion. As a direct result, this makes us more likable, more trustworthy, and consequently more likely to receive acts of kindness ourselves (The Law of Attraction). What’s more doing something kind for other others causes the brain to release extra dopamine. This neurotransmitter gives us a natural high. In short: acts of kindness don’t just make the world better for others, it’s good for you too.
It is my goal to pack this blog with suggestions about acts of kindness to be carried out by anyone. These suggestions will range from very small to undeniably huge, but we can all have the power to make a difference. I recommend that you begin to journal, in order to document the outcomes (both internal and external) of your own kindness efforts. This will help you to become the person you have always wanted to be, the kind of person that this world needs.