February 17, 2020 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Too often we underestimate the power of a smile, kind word, a listening ear or an honest compliment. The smallest act of caring, even if it's just a coffee for a colleague or a smile to a stranger - every small act has the potential to turn a life around.
Random Acts of Kindness come in all forms, large and small and how you choose to perform yours is entirely up to you.
The power of a simple act of kindness is already within you.
Over the last 20 years, researchers have been studying what has been termed “positive psychology,” an analysis of how uplifting emotions like gratitude, love, joy, and inspiration affect our wellbeing and literally improve our lives.
What’s incredible is these emotions are already within us; it’s just a matter of whether or not we take intentional action to express them.
Kindness not only benefits others, but it also improves your life as much or more!
The science shows that some of the benefits of kindness are:
• Improved immune system functioning
• Decreased stress levels
• Feelings of meaning and purpose
• A sense of connectedness
See someone looking down? Even a simple smile could brighten their day.