Being Kind Every Day

In recent months it has been almost impossible to avoid the exhortations to “Be Kind” on Social Media with people using the phrase and hashtag #BeKind each time something untoward or upsetting happens. As is almost inevitable those same people exhorting others to “Be Kind” will then move swiftly on to criticise the latest minor celebrity.

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Inspire Others To Pay It Forward

Can you inspire others to pay it forward? Have you ever heard the phrase, “Kindness is contagious?” Many sayings like this come to become widely known because they have a basis in truth.

Research has found scientific evidence for the fact that kindness can spread in various ways. You’ve surely experienced or witnessed instances in which someone has paid it forward or a movement has spread based on one person’s good deed.

In this post, I would like to explore this concept further and show you just how far-reaching the concept of helping others can be.

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The Character Traits of Kindness

“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for empathy, your hands for helping others, your mind for truth, and your heart for compassionate love.” – David Scott

What are the Character Traits of Kindness? This was something a friend asked me recently when I was talking about being kind to those around us. “Tell me what does it look like?” was in effect the question posed. How does kindness manifest itself and what are the underlying characteristics of a kind person?

Kindness is not only about what you do but how you do it. It can accompany every type of action from praise to criticism. When an action comes from a place of empathy, you experience kindness.

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Random Acts of Kindness

You may well have been on the receiving end of random acts of kindness without necessarily realising it! Cast your mind back and consider whether there has ever been an instance where someone has helped you out of a tough situation when they could see you were having difficulty? Maybe you have had a situation where a friend simply paid you a compliment out of the blue.

A random act of kindness can be a good deed, caring word, selfless act or small gift. Even a smile can brighten someone’s day.

Something like this can really make a difference to the person on the receiving end of the fandom act of kindness but also on you. You may not be aware that this type of experience can also have a positive impact on your health and overall well-being?

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of doing random acts of kindness.

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