Being kind also helps develop that capacity for self-control over moods. Practising kindness prolongs life because it creates new neural connections and stimulates the production of endorphins. All this leads to an increase in the feeling of well-being.
The simple fact of being kind, grateful or generous not only helps to improve the lives of others, but also their own. This can be easily exemplified: If a person goes to a store and thank him for his service to the manager with a low and almost inaudible tone, in all likelihood he will get a similar response.
On the other hand, if the person does it with a light tone and a smile on the lips, the receiver will remember that day with kindness, keeping this kind of person with a positive note in his memory. Because the feelings and what they do not only affects a person, but also those around them and that which each person projects abroad will be returned exponentially.
- Smile: The smile can fill spaces that words sometimes do not fill and convey the feeling of company, of pleasure to have the opportunity to share or identify with others. While a child can smile 400 times a day, one in three adults smiles more than 20, and about 50% of people return the smile to a stranger.
- Always use the magic words: and use them with conviction against acquaintances and strangers. Those that open minds and hearts: please, thank you, sorry, with your permission, to order, bon appetit.
- Practice courtesy: Along with the magic words, greet and say goodbye looking into the eyes. Answer calls, it is not pleasant to make other people wait and be punctual.
- Spend some money on others: whether they know each other or not. Be it a candy, a drink, a souvenir, a book, or paying a toll. Serious studies have shown that investing in other people generates levels of well-being and satisfaction that are sustained much more over time than when spent on itself.
- Give time: Make a visit or share, to express affection or just to listen. Visit or call a sick person or a lonely person.
- Practice “Appreciative”: this term is understood as the ability to see the whole and deliberately select the best and most precious. How do people want to live their lives: looking for the worst or the best of people?
- Surprise: Think of something totally unexpected and do it the next day in favour of someone. In addition to the satisfaction that is generated in the other person, after that, take note of what happens with the mood of this person.
- Make a visit in a way of thanks: To do this, evoke the face of someone who lives and who is very grateful. Then write a letter of about 300 words (one page) describing what that person did.
Being kind and cheerful when life seems not to smile is something complex to do but not impossible. Because if each person does not smile at life, that situation will not change in any way.
Kindness is a personal and positive attitude towards other beings that surround people: other people, animals, and nature. Among its benefits is facilitating interpersonal relationships. This is especially important if one takes into account that people spend between 60% and 80% of active time communicating with others.
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