Relief takes many different forms in our world. Those staying up all night studying for a test, find relief when they see their passing grade. Those facing a paycheck gap find it with payday loans. But what about the world at large? There’s a universal relief the world needs now more than ever, and it’s given through kindness.
If you want to live free, kindness is key. On this World Kindness Day (November 13) dare to show someone you care. Whether it’d be a friend, a family member or complete stranger, tell someone out there you’re rooting for them. Here are a few affordable ways you can put on your kindness cap and make someone’s day.
Words go a lot further than we realize. Nothing hits closer to the heart than words of kindness. Saying something as simple as, “I like you” can turn somebody’s world upside down, and yours too! Here are just a few examples of kind words you could say to help brighten someone’s day:
People rarely participate when it comes to performing good deeds, but it’s a necessary part to our humanity and one that makes our world a better to place to live in. On this World Kindness Day, exercise a little selflessness and do something nice for someone that you would want done for yourself. You don’t have to break out your wallet in order to show others you care. In fact, most good deeds will only cost you a few minutes of your time. Here are a few examples of what that might look like:
Gifts come in many forms. They can be big and extravagant or small and seemingly unimportant. But the magic behind gift-giving lies in the intentions of the gift-giver. The act of giving a gift to someone is the perfect demonstration of care and love. If you want to do something kind for someone, buy them a gift! Try some of these gift ideas that are both thoughtful and affordable:
Hugging is the universal language of kindness. Everyone needs an occasional hug (some more often than others). If you want to do something kind for someone today, offer them a hug. Hug a stranger if you’re feeling bold or just hug a friend to be safe. Hugging is the kind action that lets you tell the other person you care without saying a word.
Believe it or not, somebody out there needs you. Whether it’s someone very close to you or perhaps even someone you never met before. We all need someone sometimes. A helping hand, a shoulder to cry on, someone to sit and talk to or just someone to listen.
Regardless of who we're kind to or how we pay it forward, you can use this World Kindness Day to be kind to your fellow human being with just a random act of kindness. You can turn someone’s life around just making your time available to them. It’s the small things in life that make the biggest difference.