They say, there are three things in human life that are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
It is really about showing that you care about others, and doing things to help make their lives a little better. If there's one thing I have learnt about kindness, is that it is a conscious decision made by us to be kind. Which means that it is in the doing and not in how we feel.
So here are some easy, impactful, and meaningful ways to be extra kind to the people around us - to show that you love and care for them (no matter who they are, friends, family, or even strangers!)
Say please and thank you!
Be honest, always
Help with a household chore
Donate your things, think Konmari
Hold a door open for someone
Give someone a surprise gift, we all love one!
Call someone to let them know you’re thinking of them
Ask your family and friends how they are doing
Share flowers and vegetables from your garden
Offer up your seat on a train or in waiting rooms
Let others through in traffic
Thank other drivers when they let you through
Pay for someone's groceries
Give out genuine compliments, every day
Leave positive comments on social media
Be patient and understanding
Offer to babysit!
Bake and share with neighbours and friends. I say, the sweeter the better!
Buy some muffins or doughnuts for the security guard
Help an elderly carry their groceries
Invite family and friends over for dinner
Share motivational quotes with someone who needs to see it
Forgive and ask for forgiveness
Be the first to say sorry
Put your device away and be present when someone is talking to you
Stick up for someone who is being treated poorly
Talk to a shy person at a social event
Leave tips at restaurants
Acknowledge someone else’s kindness to you
Smile at strangers, and if wearing a mask, smile with your eyes!
How do you show that extra love and kindness to the people around you? ❤️