In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
Too often kindness is written off as ineffectual or even a superficial nicety. But it is neither. Dr. Martin Seligman, the “father of Positive Psychology,” says that in all his research no one single factor has made more difference to increasing well-being than that of kindness. Doing good changes our brains. The “happy” neurochemicals of serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin (to name a few) all increase when we extend kindness to others.
What’s more, kindness is contagious. Like rays of the sun, your kindness radiates farther than you’ll ever be able to see...but it will be felt. May you be kind this #ThougthfulThursday, you will never regret choosing kindness!
COMMIT TO ACT: How many random acts of kindness can you commit today? Start immediately by giving a kind word to a friend you TAG below or offering a kind gesture to the very next person you encounter (i.e., hold the door open or give an unsolicited compliment). The power of any act of kindness is that it effects the way you and/or other's feel IN THE VERY NEXT MOMENT. Make sure to notice this immediacy as you spread kindness today.
Key reminders about kindness: 1) Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most. 2) Don’t forget to extend kindness to yourself. We’re often less kind to ourselves than we are to others, even strangers! The shocking secret of lasting positive change is to practice unconditional loving-kindness for yourself, as you would a dear friend