- Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. -Scott Adams
The best way to nourish our hearts is to help tend to the hearts of others.
Kindness, both given and received, can go a long way in replenishing our spirits.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
1. Make time for you. Replenishing your spirit is always the first step to being able to give more to others.
2. As they say in kindergarten, sharing is caring. When you bake, gift some of your goodies with neighbours and friends and watch their faces light up.
3. If you have children, remember to give their teachers some positive feedback. Mention things you appreciate, things your child has shared with you about their day at school and so on. Everyone benefits from constructive feedback.
4. There are many elderly who don’t often get acknowledged, socialized or appreciated. If you cross paths with a chronologically blessed person, remember to greet them with a smile and wish them a great day. Trust me, they’ll like it.
5. Leave an anonymous kind note on someone’s windshield.
6. When you find yourself giving someone a genuine compliment, add the thought ” And I am too.” because we are only able to recognize a quality if we first possess it ourselves.
7. Own your actions. If you acted like a banana, apologize. Likewise, if you did something well, celebrate your decision to do good.
8. If you can do a favour, don’t hesitate.
9. While driving, exercise kindness and much patience. We never really know where others are coming from,what kind of day has challenged them and caused them to be distracted or aggressive. Put safety first.
10. Leave every place you come across better than you found it.
- Acts of kindness are good for the soul (todayhealth.today.com)
- The Importance of Giving Positive Feedback (ch3rylannekannemey3r.wordpress.com)
- Gifts of kindness lift our spirit (thegardenisland.com)
- A few words of kindness (transientreflections.com)
- Be Kind to Someone Today! (jamwithmike.wordpress.com)
- Give the Gift of Kindness (letlifeinpractices.com)