Random Acts of Kindness Day is today
It seems to be a growing trend that more people are looking for what they can get or take from life. We live very in a consumer society where we are encouraged to have more and more material things, get a great deal and buy 1 get 1 free. Do these deals and purchases really improve our happiness? Maybe for a short while …and then we feel a need for the next one.
Today is Random Acts of Kindness day and there is lots of evidence that doing a random act of kindness for someone often brings more inward pleasure to the ‘doer’ than to the person on the receiving end. Giving of ourselves, thinking of others (and obviously, acting upon the thoughts) and offering kindness, boosts are valuation of our self …which can be a tricky thing to achieve.
There are many opportunities when we look around and notice but its easy to be rushing about with our heads full of our own stuff. Putting a smile on someone else’s face almost certainly puts one on our own too and makes for a happier day