Bits of Inspiration – Acts of Kindness

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No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
(Amelia Earhart)

Kindness can be a soothing balm for life’s little ailments or it can be a powerful force with a lasting impression. Each day we are presented with countless situations, encounters, and scenarios in which we have the opportunity to be kind.

Instead of just going with the flow, try to consider how you can make someone’s day a little happier, easier, or more enjoyable. Go out of your way to surprise or delight a perfect stranger. Or do one of those things that you have been meaning to do – call that old friend, mail that birthday card, or make that donation to a worthy cause.

Last month we shared a story about unexpected kindness and the power of giving. Here are some links and bits of inspiration about kindness:

As if you needed a reason to be nice: there’s proof that kindness boost happiness

Searching this kindness database is sure to spark some ideas

Or get involved with More Love Letters to send your kindness out into the world

Or start a practice of loving-kindness meditation (this is good for kids of all ages)

Many of us learn about kindness from our teachers, this is a great way to give back

The moral of the story is: everyone wins when we’re all kind to one another

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