Try a Little Kindness
You got to try a little kindness
Yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see
Glenn Campbell had a number one hit a few years ago that was titled Try a Little Kindness. The lyrics always brought a smile to my face. The song made me feel good. And afterwards I tried harder to be kind to others, to hold the door open when entering or leaving, to smile at someone who needed a smile, to say a nice word to a stranger.
Why is kindness so good for you? You don’t have to be a skeptic to believe in kindness. Here are the scientific reasons why the giver of kindness reaps the benefit of his or her kindness.
1. Kindness releases feel-good hormones. How do you know? Just look at the smiles on everyone’s faces including yours:)
2. Kindness eases anxiety. Worry, concern, apprehension, and fear pile on like bricks, while kindness eases the load.
3. Kindness warms your heart. Literally, the act of kindness releases oxytocin which causes the release of a chemical called nitric oxide in blood vessels, which dilates (expands) the blood vessels, keeping your heart healthy.
4. Kind people live longer. It stands to reason that a healthy heart promotes a long life. What’s more kindness develops long-lasting friendships so you have someone with whom to share that long life. Isn’t that sweet?
5. Get Stressless. Kindness reduces stress. Stress is normal. Stress can be related to finances, work, relationships, and other life problems that pop up on a daily basis. Stressless recliners are a proven way to naturally reduce stress. Relax, put your feet up, stretch out your back, the recliner does the work.
Or as Tinker Bell would say, “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” And pixie dust is the kindness we spread around for joy.
Now you have time to think of your next good deed.