Be Kind, It Can Go A Long Way

An act of kindness can go a long way. It affects people more than one would know, especially when performed at the right time and place. Each and every one of us has a busy life filled with many different responsibilities. Day to day we experience things- some days better than others- and you never know when someone could be having a bad day. A simple act of kindness, such as a friendly wave or small gesture, can really turn someone’s whole day around. With the new year reeling in, we should try to take on our lives with a fresh start and positive attitude. By doing this, we can find motivation in everything, which will only help us to succeed. With the new year we can all find inspiration, to first, be better people for ourselves, which will go a long way on having an impact on the people around us.

We all know how it feels to be treated nicely by someone. We experience it from our own family members, friends, teachers or co-workers and even total strangers. When someone compliments you or goes out of their way to help you, it makes you feel welcomed and appreciated on the inside. Knowing how this makes us feel gives us awareness of how it will make others feel. As we all know the saying, “treat others the way you would like to be treated,” it is certainly true when performing acts of kindness. This year find strength and beauty in everything and always see the good in people and the rest of the world.

I wanted to start off this year with a positive mind set and outlook on everything that is currently going on in my life. Although this month is the start to a new year it is also a very busy one if you are in high school, like I am, and are approaching exams. Whatever it is that you may have going on in your life, remember to press pause and enjoy the little moments. Take time for yourself, here and there, to do the things that make you happy. Today I was feeling very inspired and grateful for my life; I wanted to do something for others that would hopefully make their day. I picked twenty of my favourite quotes that are about good spirit and kindness. I wrote down these quotes on colourful paper and wrote the quotes in coloured pen. This way, not only were the written messages positive and upbringing, but the appearance of them were also happy and cheery! If you are feeling happy and in the mood to give back to others you can easily do what I did, or take the gesture further and give back to those in need through volunteer work or by donating to charities and organizations. One thing that I find really inspiring, and I think is a super cool way to make someone’s day, is to write a kind letter and send it to a random address anywhere in the world. Not only are you sending a nice message that makes you feel good but it is also fun and exhilarating with the mysteriousness of not knowing who will receive your letter. This is something I will soon be doing and if you too are interested in doing this then go ahead and do it; there is nothing stopping you! I hope 2015 is a great year for everyone and remember that you are the key to your own happiness, so this year don’t be afraid to be who you are.


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