You might have heard the expression, “A little bit of kindness goes a long way”. Join Rob and Ken as they share and reflect on their experiences of how practicing goodwill with others can do wonders for the person we are helping as well as ourselves.
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Some practical ideas on how you can start practicing kindness today:
- Be kind to strangers
By surprising someone and being nice to them, you can turn his or her entire day around. Hold the door open for the person behind you, share a snack with a co-worker who forgot their lunch, let someone go ahead of you in line, or smile at someone who looks like they’re having a bad day.
- Be generous
Everyone goes through tough financial times at some point in their lives. If you are able to, be generous financially. You don’t have to empty your entire wallet—instead, give a generous tip to your waiter when you go out to eat. Share some snacks with your friends when hanging out. Leave a dollar bill or even five dollar bill behind in a public space for someone to find.
- Be friendly
It doesn’t take much to be friendly, yet friendliness is sometimes hard to find. Get to know someone new at school or at work. Call a friend that you haven’t talked to in a while. Spend time with an elderly relative who could use the company. Just having a lighthearted conversation or taking the time to talk shows someone that you care.
There are many charities and organizations that could use extra support. Why not volunteer for a cause that you care about? You could help your school’s PTA with an event, help out at a charity run, or volunteer at your local animal shelter. Giving your time to a good cause will be much appreciated—and you’ll feel good about it too.