February 13 – 19 is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Seven days to practice the power of kindness. A perfect time to step back and evaluate how to add more compassion to your life.
Let’s band together and create a kinder world for ourselves and others.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
Are you kind now?
You may be kind to others, though you may not know how you support another person.
- Do you view yourself as a kind person?
- Step back and think of the last time you were kind to someone else
- Think about how someone was kind to you.
- How do you show your kindness to others?
Where you could add a little more kindness
- Offer to help a family member or a friend do something
- Compliment others on something you recognize about them. People love to be seen.
- Take time to listen to others
- Volunteer time to help others
- Did you smile at the person providing service to you and thank them?
- Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while and let them know you think of them.
- Surprise someone behind you by buying them coffee – it puts a smile on their face.
- Create your list of kindness that you want to share with others.
How does kindness support you?
- Releases stress in your body and can support your overall well-being.
- Give you the inner smile
- Increases compassion for others
- Increase your sense of connection with others
- Reduces loneliness
- It improves your mood, and you feel happier.
How am I going to add kindness to my life today?
Be kind to yourself
When you add kindness into your life towards others, it overflows into your life. You see the value in being kind to yourself. Compassion for others creates compassion for yourself.
Are you aware of when you are kind and comfortable being kind to others? Does being kind make you feel good
Women’s Group Topic
You could create your week of kindness together and share how it went and how you felt.
“To fully enjoy the ‘richness’ of our lives, we need to stop long enough to visit with ourselves.”
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