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10 Easy Ways To Be Kind August 15, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, People.
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Huey,-Dewey-And-LouieActs of kindness don’t have to be time-consuming or expensive.  Give the gift of kindness to others and watch it boomerang back to you:

1.  Offer to return the grocery cart for an elderly person or a mother with small children.

2.  Leave a treat or brief note of thanks for your mail or newspaper carrier.

3.  Give someone an unexpected and sincere compliment.

4.  When someone is trying to merge into your lane of traffic, wave them in with a smile.

5.  Befriend a new co-worker or student, and introduce them to others.

6.  Give your spouse or child an extra hug before bed.

7.  Pick up trash when you go for a walk.

8.  Smile at everyone you see.

9.  Write a thank you note to someone who influenced you years earlier.

10.  Let someone with only a few items go ahead of you in the check-out line.

When we let go of our automatic responses and begin to live spontaneously in the here and now, we uncover the joy and happiness within.

Quote:  You have not lived a perfect day unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – Ruth Smeltzer

Related post:  Give A Little Bit

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1. mizzezmellymel - August 15, 2010

I think this post is great. It’s like a pay-it-forward thing. If you do an act of kindness, the person on the receiving end of that act will feel compelled to do so, and so on.

nrhatch - August 15, 2010

Thanks!

When people are kind to us, it makes us feel good. That positive energy causes us to want to reciprocate to spread joy and happiness to others.

I suspect we create positive momentum and vibrations with each act of kindness. : )

2. cindy - August 15, 2010

Wonderful, and all so very easy to do.

nrhatch - August 15, 2010

Some of these are 2nd nature to me ~ I routinely wave people into traffic ahead of me, smile at strangers, and offer those with only a few items a chance to move ahead of me in line.

Others require more conscious attention on my part, but there’s nothing on the list that I haven’t done on at least a few occasions.


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