One simple way you can brighten another’s day, while making a contribution to our world in the process, is by practicing random kindness. Random acts of kindness are when one attempts to lift the spirit of another by doing something thoughtful, caring, or considerate for them. If you want to play this fun game but don’t exactly know where to start, here are some ideas I have for you:
- Smile at a stranger
- Pay for a strangers coffee
- Help someone carry their groceries
- Give someone random a compliment
- Lend a helping hand when need be
- Leave someone a sweet annonymous note
- Do something nice for a friend/family member
Today, I challenge you to do three random acts of kindness. For some of you, this may be a simple task, but for others, this may be quite the challenge. See how you feel after completing your kind acts. Do you feel happier? Lighter? More relaxed? Warm and fuzzy inside? While your thoughtful acts serve as gifts to others, they are not completely selfless. Sharing your kind heart to help cheer up another simultaneously creates happy feelings inside of yourself.
The greatest act of kindness is one that is given to someone with no care if it is returned. By being kind and compassionate, you will be rewarded by having a greater sense of purpose and impact on this earth and in-turn, greater happiness. Could you reap a more fulfilling benefit?
Like one unknown once said, “In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who couldn’t care more.”
Happy being kind,