“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~ Dalai Lama
The perfect gift is a thoughtful one. If you follow my Econesting blog, you know I like to share thoughtful ideas and eco-projects. I had grand plans to share a blizzard of DIY projects as a holiday gift to my Care2 readers. Then I watched this video (below) over on Elephant Journal. I was moved to share this instead.
How often do you do something small and compassionate for someone else? If you do that often, youíll understand how one small act of kindness can grow inside of you and others.
In my last post, Holiday Happiness: 8 Things To Do Today, I included: Practice Acts of Kindness. Why? Because, performing acts of kindness makes us feel good inside and out. When you are kind to others, it releases serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical in your brain that provides huge health benefits. Being compassionate makes us feel good. Itís a selfless win-win act that can literally change the world.
As this video below depicts, kindness can be present anywhere. At Care2, kindness is an ongoing theme. Hereís Annís recent post, How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal and Inspire, and hereís why we need a kindness revolution. Want a few online ways to find inspiration and share kindness? Check out the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation for more inspiration.
Just in time for the holidays, a gentle snow blew over my nest. Kindness is like a slow soft snowstorm. The softer it lands, the kinder it is, and the deeper it sinks into your soul.
The time to make this world a kinder place is now. Peace and joy.