Be The Change You Want To See

 “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”- The 14th Dalai Lama

World Kindness Day was observed across the globe this past Saturday 13th November to celebrate being kind. But what does it truly mean to be kind? Is kindness the norm? Do you want to be kind but are unsure how to? Or perhaps, you’re not too sure what the point really is? Read this article to find out!

What is kindness?

‘What is kindness?’, you may ask. Kindness can be a positive act towards somebody but the meaning of kindness can not be defined as it’s differs from person to person. The meaning of kindness is in how you choose to show it. And it can be demonstrated in so many different ways!

What’s the point of being kind?

There’s a whole reservoir of reasons for why we should be kind including the fact that one act of kindness holds the power to brighten someone’s day! Through small acts of kindness, we can have a positive impact on someone’s life, sometimes to an extent that we can’t even imagine! But one saying that particularly sticks out to me is that when we help, we get help. Why not change our routine to inculcate intentional moments of kindness? These intentional moments of kindness positively affect our wellbeing & improve our life. Such is the power of positivity!

Would you like some ideas on how to be kind? We’ve got you covered!

Compliment someone today & make them feel good about themselves

Smile at someone, hold the door open for someone or let a loved one know how much you love them!

Write a heart-felt thank you note to someone who has had a positive impact on your life.

Give somebody a thoughtful present

Leave a positive comment on someone’s social media

Plant a tree

Why not start a piggy bank for a cause you’d like to support or start a fundraiser?

Give a generous tip as an act of kindness

Donate clothes, towels or blankets

There’s a trillion different ways you can be kind. Remember to not only be kind to others but also to yourself. Whether it be positive self-talk, building healthy habits or acts of self-care such as reading your favourite book or setting aside time for downtime, consciously do acts of kindness for yourself too.

Check out https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas for a range of amazing, fun & innovative kindness ideas!

How do you plan on being kind moving forward? Share with us in the comments.

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