This past week we celebrated world kindness day but I believe kindness should be expressed on a daily basis to create a more harmonious society. By being kind you are not only influencing the receiver, the giver of kindness experiences positive benefits as well. Science has proven that increases of the so-called “feel good hormones“ serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin are increased when we share kindness. Here are 10 simple ways to express kindness.
Give someone a genuine compliment.
Hold the door open for someone.
Let an older person go ahead of you in line, give up your seat on a train or bus.
Listen to someone having a problem without judgement, just support.
Ask someone who’s serving you how their day is going.
Volunteer at a food bank.
Let a car merge in front of you in traffic.
Pay for someone’s coffee/tea behind you at a coffee shop.
Offer to help someone carrying heavy bags
Smile and say hello to people walking past you