Celebrate Kindness

Today is World Kindness Day. The idea is to highlight good deeds in the community and focus on the common human trait of kindness. There are organized events and celebrations in some countries, but you can also celebrate kindness yourself – today and all other days.

Humans are a cooperative species and our basic instinct is to be kind to one another. There are billions of small acts of kindness happening every day all over the world. It is unkindness that is the exception. Unfortunately, the exceptions are what is reported in the news.

Start each day with an affirmation that you will be kind to someone that day. That will prime your brain to be on the lookout for opportunities to demonstrate kindness, and will make you notice the kindness others show you.