We cannot just rely on others to make the world a better place – each one of us has to do our part. If you want to see the world transformed for the better, it should start with you. Kindness is contagious and you never know how an act of compassion can make a difference in someone’s day.
Here are some small and quite easy random acts of kindness you can start doing, happy helping!
Say “Hello or Good morning”
Greeting someone, even if you don’t know them, is a common courtesy. It means you are acknowledging their presence; you are saying that they are a person, too, and that they are important enough for you to say hello to.
Ask If You Can Help
Many people find it quite difficult to ask someone for help. They feel that they are inconveniencing the other person or “unloading” on them. The next time you see someone who looks down or frustrated, offer to help them. Simply ask how you could help make a situation better.
Treat a friend out to a dinner
No matter how you do it, spending time with a friend is an opportunity to get closer and catch up on each other’s lives.
Smile and be kind to the waitstaff
They’ve been on their feet all day, tending to the needs of the customers–a little thank you is a nice way to show you appreciate their service.
Hold the door open for someone
You don’t need to be a guy to do this. Opening a door for someone is a way to show common courtesy and also proof that you’ve been brought up well.
Smile a lot
A smile is contagious and has special powers. You can calm fear, insecurity, hurt and anxiety not only in yourself, but in those that are experiencing those feelings. The next time someone is feeling sad, scared, nervous, whatever it may be, smile with them and see how this makes them feel!