The Impacts of Kindness

Grace Carver, staff writer

     Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, considerate, affectionate, gentleness, warmth, concern, and accepting of all people. It is about having empathy for others and being aware of your surroundings and seeking ways to selflessly enrich the lives of others. Doing selfless things for others feels good and brings people together. It also builds safety and trust in our communities. Anyone and everyone can perform random acts of kindness no matter how little. It can influence you to do random acts of kindness and pass it on to others. Studies have shown that most people who are kind have much less stress and are calmer than the average person. Making other people feel appreciated or loved makes you feel like you accomplished something. It improves feelings of self-worth; considers helping others. It sees others more positively and emphasizes them. It can boost your health mentally and physically. Doing things for others just genuinely feels good. It improves your mood and allows you to strengthen a friendship or make a social connection with others. People who give of themselves in a balanced way tend to live happier, healthier, and live longer. It nourishes the spirit as it shifts our inner focus from ourselves to others. Kindness can improve your self-esteem and your mood. Kindness thrives in local communities and flourishing societies. It recognizes the beauty and appreciation of others if they find it in themselves or not. Acts of gratitude can not only make a huge difference in the world, but they also influence you to pass it on and remind you to do better in the world. We live in a place where everything that you do is followed. Random acts of kindness promote health, happiness, confidence, worth, and mental health. Kindness makes us more satisfied with life and looks over things more positively. I think the world would be a better place if every one of us put in a little effort to make someone’s day. No matter how little, their smile and appreciation will make it all worth it.