The selfless act of giving, not withstanding it being as simple as a smile, a word of encouragement or offering a helping hand is an act of kindness and it results to emotional upliftment of not only the receiver but to us that show the act of kindness.
1) Positive Effect On The Brain: Being kind has a psychological benefit in the neural circuitry of the brain. When we allow ourselves to be kind, we create neural pathways that enhance feelings of well-being and the natural flow of feel-good endorphins and mood elevating neurotransmitters.
2) Life Span Longevity : In one 2003 study, university of Michigan psychologist dr.stephanre Brown found that people who regularly offered practical help to others had a lower risk of dying over a five year period than those who did not
3) Kindness is contagious : One fascinating feature of kindness is that it is selfreplicating, inspiring kindness in others. When we perform kindness, this is likely to encourage offers to act in a similar way.. When we are kind, we help make our world a kinder place to live in.
5) PAY-IT-FORWARD: Kindness activates the “pay it forward”
Above all this, we should first be kind to ourselves before we can perfect the act of being kind to others
We should see ourselves as people of worth, doing the best we can with what we have .
We are human. Like every other person, we also have our emotional baggage, and we are working to unpack it. What we can handle varies from day to day. Acknowledge that we are continuing to grow into the person we are becoming, and that the person we are also deserves the benefit of the doubt. Remember that we, too, deserve our own generosity, compassion and kindness.
Kindness is one of the most important habits we can develop on our journey to real and sustainable happiness. It is an essential key to a life lived creatively: one in which we remain healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally. Kindness costs little but pays huge dividends in our own lives and in the lives of those we touch. It’s a habit that paves the way to a happy life.