Can you remember the last time you were kind to another person? What did you say or do to show your kindness? Did you celebrate a special occasion with them, listen to them, help them with a project or compliment them?
Kindness is a great attribute to own, and some people naturally express good will to others. Most of us are busy with our lives, and kindness never seems to be a top priority. It’s not that we are mean; instead, our busyness takes over, and we don’t consciously think about showing kindness to another person. We have too much to do. What if there were benefits to this “kindness” thing.
Did you show kindness to another person today?
Did someone show kindness to you today?
How did you feel?
I’m advocating not only kindness but also going a step further and celebrating others, especially the people who are close to us daily. Our family, friends, and co-workers are integral parts of our lives. Show your appreciation to each of them by being kind and celebrating important events.
Why do we need to show kindness and celebrate others? There are mutual benefits gained by showering good thoughts or actions on others. If you do your research, you will see what is obtained by all…including you.
Benefits of Kindness
How to Support Others
Have you recognized already the benefits of kindness? If so, how does it show up in your life? If you are starting to increase your “kindness muscles,” why not try the following action step.
Action Step: Listen to your body – what is it telling you right now. Do you need to give away a dose of kindness to reduce the stress levels in your body? Why not try an experiment, for the next 30 days, each day give away at least 3 acts of kindness and then see what happens to you.
Women’s Group Topics
The energy in a group changes drastically when each member comes from an intention of kindness, recognizing the good in each person and sharing it with others. How does the group show kindness to its members? Are kind words shared often in talking time? You can create your topic that supports where your group members want to go, though keep in mind to focus on kindness.
“To fully enjoy the ‘richness’ of our lives, we need to stop long enough to visit with ourselves.”
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