Research suggests that people who are grateful — not just by saying a quick “thanks” but also by internally processing that gratitude — get a happiness boost. They also feel more connected in their significant relationships.
Doing little acts of kindness allows for gratefulness to be present in our lives as well as in others’ lives. A random act of kindness is: “a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual… There will generally be no reason other than to make people smile, or be happier.”
Research further suggests that one of the reasons being grateful feels so good is because it helps kick-start a cycle of positive vibes. In other words, when we start being grateful, we’re more likely to continue to feel positive in the minutes or months ahead.
Today in particular, our world needs as many acts of kindness as we can do and as much gratefulness as we can generate. Will you be one of the people who gets on board and does these actions? Bless you!
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop