Be Kind
April 1, 2020

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou

A motivational quote can impact just as much as an act itself. A kind act can lift ones spirit and turn their day around. How can saying the right words hold so much power? How can being kind be so impactful? Of course, the reasoning might seem simple. However, it's important to slow down, reflect, and dig a little deeper into what it means to be human.

It's no secret that kindness benefits everyone. Kindness comes in many shapes and forms: being helpful, indulgent, considerate, humane, a listener. Kindness in any form boosts serotonion, that neurotransmitter that makes us feel satisfied. It's quite remarkable that such a small thing can be so important to people's lives. Kindness lead to better self-esteem, compassion, happiness, success, and better relationships. That is something we all want for our families, our community, the world, and, of course, ourselves.

Kindness combats anxiety. Being nice to others is easy and completely free. A smile- yours and others- is contagious. A smile, as they say, is easily caught. Being kind to others is good for the heart and the soul. Caring people have really big hearts and its completely true! Kindness strengthens your heart physically and emotionally.

So open the door of your heart, spread kindness, joy, and laughter. Doors that have always been closed or you never knew existed will suddenly open. New friends, calmness, ease, contentment will all fall into your lap. Be kind to each other.

"It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
Abraham Lincoln