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The benefits of kindness

Showing kindness to each other has a feel-good factor all of its own and yet it costs nothing.  The effect it causes is unique and has the ability to make someone’s day.  Something as simple as a smile can have a mutually positive outcome for both parties; the person showing the kindness and the person receiving the kindness.  These days we’re constantly spoon-fed negative information which can be overwhelming and soul destroying, therefore, something as simple as a smile can be priceless in terms of raising the feel-good factor.  Here’s a suggestion; the next time you plan a shopping trip, especially if you have your own transport, ask someone nearby (an elderly person or someone with limited mobility) if there’s anything they need.  Recently I sent a postcard to a friend that I hadn’t seen for a while, not because I was on vacation, I simply wanted to make her day and I did.  She loved it and said it made a great change to all the brown envelopes and junk-mail that she usually receives.

There are numerous ways in which we can be kind to one another and it doesn’t cost us anything or require much effort.  An act of human kindness can have lasting beneficial consequences you can’t put a price on.

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