A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Kindness is contagious and doesn’t cost a thing.

Kindness is an investment. Good karma is the return.

Money makes you rich. Kindness makes you great.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Choose kindness…It matters.

Do good. Be great. Believe there is good in the world.

Be kind to others. Your random act of kindness might become someone’s best lifetime memory.

Sometimes, a single random act of kindness can become the spark that ignites a revolution.

Be nice to people. Sometimes, a smile is all it takes to start a chain of kindness.

Be kind to others without expecting anything in return. Karma is keeping a tab.

Kindness may be blind but it is the most eye-opening feeling one can get. Thanks for being kind.

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Have courage and be kind.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. —Buddha

Be a little kinder than you have to. —E. Bennett

Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. —Malala Yousafzai

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. —Mahatma Gandhi

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson

Believe there is good in the world.—Unknown

The world is full of kind people...If you can't find one, be one. - Unknown

Kindness is free; Let's pass it on. - Unknown

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent Van Gogh

We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another. - Unknown

If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that. - Unknown

Every act of kindness creates a ripple with no end. - Unknown

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Go be kind. - Unknown

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. - Maya Angelou

A Kind Heart is a Healthy Heart

A look at the amazing health benefits of kindness.
Looking for a health boost? We’re prescribing you a daily dose of KINDNESS!

Okay, so we’re not doctors, but we truly believe that a little kindness can go a long way for your health. We’re not alone; there are lots of studies examining the effects of a positive attitude.

Here are some things we found:

  • Doing nice things for others can boost your serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that can positively affect your mood, social behavior, appetite, digestion, sleep, memory, and more. It’s even believed that people witnessing the kind act can have a similar boost, as well (it’s contagious!).
  • Kindness can ease anxiety. A study Opens a New Window. from the University of British Columbia found that social anxiety is associated with low positive affect (PA), and individuals who participated in “kind acts” during the study displayed significant increases in PA, showing an increase in relationship satisfaction and a decrease in social avoidance.
  • A kind heart is a healthy heart. Kindness can increase oxytocin, which supports cardiovascular health. It’s believed to increase nitric oxide which dilates our blood vessels and reduces blood pressure. Other studied effects of oxytocin include the reduction of free radicals and inflammation, making it an important role in preventing heart disease.

As you can see, a dose of kindness is important for you and those around you!

Join Northeast Credit Union from February 12 – 16th for Random Acts of Kindness Week, where we’ll be out in our communities spreading kindness all around. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Acknowledge someone for their hard work and good efforts
  • Thank a teacher for their commitment to your student
  • Send a care package to someone to brighten their day
  • Shovel a neighbor’s driveway
  • Send treats to a local fire or police station
  • Buy coffee for a friend

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