Random Acts of Kindness

Being kind to others is helpful to the receiver as well as the giver. Acts of kindness have been shown to result in the giver increasing happiness in life. Studies have also shown that kindness increases the hormone oxytocin which helps protect the heart. There have also been findings that people who participate in random acts of kindness tend to have less depression and live longer and happier lives.

Kindness can be shown in the simplest of ways. It can be giving monetarily, helping friends or even strangers. This week is dedicated to Random Acts of Kindness, try and take a moment out of each day and do something kind. See below for a few ideas on how take part in this week and hopefully beyond that.

Ways to Practice Kindness:

  • Write a note to a friend
  • Pay for someone else’s coffee or lunch
  • Leave an extra tip with a nice note
  • Shovel someone’s walk
  • Giving someone 5 minutes of undivided attention
  • Many other ways – Be Creative!