My brother

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My brother rang me yesterday to track down a Mum from school I introduced him to years ago. Since our kids have left school I haven’t been in touch for years.

He rang me back and said “yep 👍 – found her and she clearly remembers you because she said you were so nice and welcoming to her back then.” I said to my bro – “yeh that’s how I am with everyone.” He said “yeh I know, but that was nice of her to say it.”

I thought WOW – when you conduct yourself in a “kind” way it really does pay off. People remember when you are nice to them and they also remember when you aren’t.

It got me thinking about how we treat each other.

It costs nothing to be nice and kind to people. And when you are – it makes people feel good about themselves and helps build strong, positive connections. Acts of kindness have a ripple effect that can transform not only the lives of those we are kind to but also our own lives and the world around us.

One of the beautiful things about acts of kindness is that they come in all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture; even small, everyday acts of kindness can have a significant impact. Holding the door open for someone, offering a genuine smile, or simply listening to someone in need can brighten their day.

Kindness is a language that transcends borders and cultures. It unites people in a world that sometimes feels divided. When we extend a hand of kindness to someone, we create a sense of community and togetherness. It reminds us that, at our core, we all share a common humanity.

Furthermore, practicing kindness is not only beneficial for others but also for ourselves. Scientific studies have shown that acts of kindness can boost our own happiness and well-being. When we help others, our brain releases “feel-good” chemicals like oxytocin, which can reduce stress and increase our overall sense of contentment. So, why not make kindness a part of your daily life? You never know how a small act of kindness can brighten someone’s day or even change their life. Whether it’s volunteering your time, donating to a charity, or simply being there for a friend in need, your actions can have a profound impact.

In a world that can often seem chaotic and uncertain, acts of kindness stand as beacons of hope and positivity. They remind us of the goodness that exists in humanity and inspire us to make the world a better place, one small act of kindness at a time. So, let’s make kindness a habit, and together, we can create a world filled with compassion, empathy, and warmth.