Help create a perpetual kindness machine by actively helping to support and encourage those who help support and encourage others.
I think we sometimes forget that the little things we do — that don’t seem like much or take much effort — can make a big difference in other people’s lives.
This is what I meant when I said:
“Never underestimate the power of a single act of kindness to make a significant difference in someone’s life. Your act may just be the added lift that someone needs to go from falling to flying.”
Here are some of those simple things:
- Looking someone in the eye when you say “Thank you.” and sincerely meaning it.
- Saying “You’re welcome” to others — clearly — and with meaning.
- Artists, writers, and creative-types who create content are almost always “starving artists”. Helping to bring a greater awareness to their work is one of the kindest things you can do. Social media makes this easy. Even a single “like” to an artist’s page can be encouraging.
Regarding your sources of online entertainment and education:
Providing feedback to these places is HUGE.
Sending a short “thank you” email or positive feedback to web sites (yes, even BIG ones — but especially little ones) or people who help make your online experience more enjoyable is extremely encouraging. While likes and +1s and shares are awesome — actually sending written positive feedback expressing why you like what you like is extremely valuable to those who create original content.
* And any time you happen to be on the receiving end of positive feedback, save it and refer to it later! This is what positive feedback folders are for!
- There is no inflation on acts of kindness
- Never underestimate the power of a single act of kindness
- Go ahead, make someone’s day
- If you want more kindness in the world, put some there.
- Appreciation and gift giving.
- Offsite: Kindness is contagious. So are zombies. Be careful!
- Offsite: Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
- Kindness is contagious (image)