We cannot help everyone, but everyone can help someone Being nice to others or the quality of being considerate, gentle or friendly, in simple words, is called kindness. In this fast-paced life, such qualities often take back seats. However, it is undeniable that kindness is of paramount importance for human existence. Kindness not only broadens the frame of references of life but also has a correlation with physical, mental and social well-being.
“My religion is simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama XIV
Even a small random act of kindness can change our lives as we feel more confident and compassionate when our deeds positively affect others. Someone has beautifully summed up the whole idea in the line that reads, “We cannot help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
Here is a list of some random acts of kindness that you should incorporate in your daily life:
- Organize a surprise party for someone
- Befriend the lonely person
- Give compliments to a stranger
- Be empathetic
- Pay the toll charges for the driver behind you.
- Every time you get a new item of the outfit, give away something old.
- Take someone’s shift as the car-pool parent.
- Bring your assistant coffee.
- Say the small words such as “please” and “thank you”—and really mean it; to maintain a healthy relationship.
- Offer your seat to an elderly, disabled or pregnant lady, whenever you are on a crowded train or bus.
- Simply say “I’m sorry” when you commit any mistake, as it is the first step towards self-improvement.
- Throw away your trash after a movie, picnic or visit to a park.
- Encourage someone who seems despondent.
- Hold the door open for someone
- Donate blood as a single donation can save three lives.
- Spend time with the elderly – there’s a lot you can learn!
- Be grateful and encouraging
- Recognize good things in others
- Say “Hi” to strangers.
- Donate your old clothes to charity.
- Write to a former teacher who has made a difference in your life.
- Tip generously
- Plant a tree
- Support local businesses
- Tutor a child
- Invite someone for dinner
- Send flowers to a friend
- Make someone laugh
- Give an honest compliment
- Leave positive comments on the blog posts
- Donate used books to the library
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain