5 Happy Reasons We All Benefit From Your Kindness

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5 Happy Reasons We All Benefit From Your Kindness

 

Kindness creates happiness and builds goodwill with friends, family and colleagues.

Whats one really nice (kind) thing you did last week and one nice thing you will do this week. 

"People who engage in kind acts become happier over time. When you are kind to others, you feel good as a person -- more moral, optimistic, and positive.” – Sonja - Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of California, Riverside1

Here's Some INSPIRATION For YOU

Kindness builds goodwill

“Kindness can jumpstart a cascade of positive social consequences.
Helping others leads people to like you, to appreciate you, to offer gratitude. It also may lead people
to reciprocate in your times of need. Helping others can satisfy a basic human need for connecting
with others, winning you smiles, thankfulness, and valued friendship.” - Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.,
professor of psychology, University of California, Riverside2

  1. Make kindness a habit
  2. Kindness is better with friends:
  3. Kindness is contagious

Join the conversation and share examples of your random acts of kindness

If kindness you release into the world could turn into electrical energy, it would provide light to all the cities on Earth. That is how big its potential is. Even giving a smile to the stranger on the street contributes to the positive energy of the world.

Kindness is like casting a magic spell on everyone around you that forces them to smile. Kindness is a router for emotional connection. Kindness is addictive. Kindness is contagious. Let’s spread kindness

Dan Trepanier

Certified, Personal Wellness Training

Kindness builds goodwill

“Kindness can jumpstart a cascade of positive social consequences.
Helping others leads people to like you, to appreciate you, to offer gratitude. It also may lead people
to reciprocate in your times of need. Helping others can satisfy a basic human need for connecting
with others, winning you smiles, thankfulness, and valued friendship.” - Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.,
professor of psychology, University of California, Riverside2

Make kindness a habit

“It’s kind of like weight training...we found that people can actually build up
their compassion ‘muscle’ and respond to others’ suffering with care and a desire to help.” – Helen
Weng, researcher, University of Wisconsin, Madison3

Kindness is better with friends

A recent study published in the Journal of Happiness and
Development found that giving to those with whom you share a social connection (such as family
and friends) can improve the happy feelings that come with being generous.4

Kindness is contagious

A 2010 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences revealed how positive behaviors can spread through social networks: “goodness spurs
goodness; a single act can influence dozens more.” – James Fowler, University of California, San
Diego and Nicholas Christakis, Harvard University5

 Famous Quotes about Kindness

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is
to be kind.” - Henry James

“Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” - Mother Teresa

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” - Plato

“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” - The 14th Dalai Lama

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” - Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales

“Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”- Eric Hoffer

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”- Bob Kerrey

“The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” - William Wordsworth

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.“ - Aesop

Original Source the content in this post comes from Kindr the iPhone app that makes it fun and easy to brighten someone’s day by sending short, thoughtful, and often funny, messages. For more information please visit www.kindr.me

  1. Source: Referenced in the press: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/priya-advani/random-acts-of-kindness_b_3412718.htm
  2. Source: Lyubomirsky, Sonja (2008-12-30). The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want. Penguin Group
  3. Source: https://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=55643
  4. Source: https://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/03/kindness-spreads/