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

Being Kind Matters

There are so many ways to change the world that start in your own backyard. Spreading kindness is by far the easiest. It’s free and usually makes you feel as good as the receiver and can encourage others to follow your lead. Here are some simple ways to change someone’s life for the better, while strengthening your community.

  1. Do you have an elderly neighbor? They often have a difficult time doing the basics. Let them know you would be happy to help them with anything they might need from mailing a letter, to grocery shopping, and assisting with yard work. This small act of kindness can have a big impact.
  2. Next time you’re grabbing a latte, pay for the person behind you. This may cost you a few dollars, but it will make that coffee drinker’s day, and might encourage them to pay it forward.
  3. Say thanks to those in your community that make it your home. Give a hello and a random thanks to the mail person, the local grocery store owner, the librarian, police and firefighters. These are special people that contribute to your community. Letting them know that what they do matters to you, will matter to them.
  4. When you do your spring cleaning, never throw out what you don’t want – donate it! There are a number of places happy to receive your generous donations, including the local animal shelter who are always appreciative of blankets and towels.
  5. Say hi and smile to anyone and everyone in your world. This fosters a sense of community and it’s amazing how much a smile and a hello can change someone’s day from blah to rah!

There are limitless ways to be kind. Make it a priority in your family and part of your everyday life and watch it transform not only your world, but you.

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