Seasons Greetings. Kindness is part of the festive season. But being kind should not be ‘seasonal‘. It should be a part of our daily lives. And, those readers who also listen to my radio shows will know that I follow the philosophy of Ubuntu. And Ubuntu, if you could put a philosophical idea into one word, means kindness. It should be part and parcel of our public policy, sadly it is not. Being kind is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. So, what better way to end the year and start the new than looking at kind acts that make a difference to someone else’s day. If not life.
The wonderful thing about being kind is that it makes the doer happier. A study by Dr Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor at the University of California, found that levels of happiness increased by 41.66% after doing acts of kindness. What a wonderful way to be selfish and make somebody’s day.
Below are five examples we could all follow to a greater or lesser degree. They may also encourage us to start our own acts of kindness campaigns. I particularly love the way a brother takes care of his little sister.
We can all easily add a little more kindness to our lives. Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. It can be as simple as a smile. A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. And why not make finding opportunities to give compliments a new year’s resolution.
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