Pass it on!
Kindness is like a snowball that’s rolling down a hill. Each
unselfish act or word is another snowflake that greets the others, creating
something much larger than itself in the process.
We once heard someone say, “If you teach your children the
Golden Rule, you will have left them an incalculable estate.” Truer words were
More than anything, the Golden Rule is about kindness.
Kindness and honesty make you feel good about yourself and create trust in
others. They improve your relationship with yourself and with others. It’s not
much in fashion these days to talk about the benefits of kindness, honesty, and
decency, but the benefits are there and they are valuable and worth the
Studies have shown committing acts of kindness is actually
good for your health. A rush of euphoria, followed by a longer period of calm
after performing a kind act, is often referred to as a “helper’s high,”
involving physical sensations and the release of the body’s natural
painkillers, endorphins. This initial rush is then followed by a longer-lasting
period of improved emotional well-being.
Just reading stories of other’s acts of kindness will bring
you joy, and it is a wonderful message to share with friends or volunteers who
have shown you kindness. Spread some kindness today … because nice matters! Download and start listening now!