Christmas is in the air and we need to remember to be kind. It is a season of giving and receiving. And one of the things I want to ensure I give everyday going forward is Kindness. I want to go out of my way to be deliberately kind to strangers and people I may never see again. I think being kind is as good for the person on the receiving end, as it is for the person being kind. Kindness is very contagious and it has been proven to help lengthen life expectancy and a variety of mental health issues. A kind act a day can help keep the therapist away.
One thing you must remember is that you should be kind for the sake of it, and not to get something back in return. That defeats the whole objective.
So how can you be kind this today. Here are 3 ways –
I wrote a post about how to keep going without support and I was glad to see it touched so many people. Being supportive is a great way to show kindness. We all need a form of support system, so offering some kind of support to as many people as you can is always a good deed. Research has also showed that offering some kind of support to others can help reduce our worries.
So go out of your way to be support this Christmas season and after.
I try as much as possible to not complain. Sometimes it is impossible but I always remember so many millions of people have it a lot worse. That keeps me sane and humble. Complaining less is an act of kindness for me at least. It helps my state of my mind when I remain thankful and I am sure many feel the same way.
Excessive complaints are so negative and they spoil the mood for everyone involved. Touch a life today by complaining less.
Give to Charity
There are so many charities to support, there should be no excuse with this act of kindness. I like to give back to as many charities as I can and this Christmas, I have a few in mind to reach out to. It feels great to support people in need. I get a bit of a high whenever I do.
You don’t have to spend money to support a charity. Sending pre-loved toys, shoes and clothing could put a smile on so many faces this Christmas.