Benefits of Being Kind
Research shows that wishing others well reduces stress, which in turn positively impacts the body’s inflammatory, endocrine, and nervous systems. It takes just a little practice every day, though, to activate these beneficial effects.
Scientific research also confirms what we know on an anecdotal level: kindness reduces pain and anger and boosts well-being. These effects improve physical and emotional outlook.
This week, consider this list as steps to take to practice kindness and generosity. Put a name and a specific action you’ll do this week.
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example
To yourself, respect.
An act of altruism spreads by 3 degrees; from one person to another and to another. Altruism spreads to the health of the community.
One small act of kindness can go a long way!
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — Simone Weil