Whenever we are having a bad day, having a stranger being kind to us out of the blue can make the difference and automatically make us feel better. Also, being that stranger will give us an amazing feeling of warmth inside, making us feel better, and improving everybody’s day. Here we have four great reasons to help us remember why we should try to do a random act of kindness every time we can.
- Being kind reduces stress. There are many benefits that come from doing random acts of kindness for others. One of these benefits is that being kind can help us reduce our levels of stress, improving our overall mental health. Not only we will feel better and more satisfied with our life, but we will be spreading that feeling of satisfaction with others.
- It makes you feel happy, too. Whenever we take the time to do a random act of kindness, we are not only helping someone have a better day, too. This warm and rewarding feeling has a positive impact on our mood and our mental health. This means that not only those who we are being kind to will feel happier, but we will, too.
- Kindness becomes a cycle. Kindness is contagious, and random acts of kindness are so powerful that they will inspire others to follow your example. Whenever we do a random act of kindness, chances are these acts will keep spreading, reaching way further than we remember. It all takes one little start, and everyone else will follow.
- You can really make a difference. One of the best things about random acts of kindness is that they have the potential to make a huge difference in someone else’s life. Even when we think these acts of kindness can be quite small and without any long-lasting effects, this assumption might be wrong.
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward,
safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
– Princess Diana