People under estimate the impact of a simple act of Kindness. It is truly one of the most meaningful, fulfilling and world changing life-skills. Kindness, in its nature is selfless and selfish. (because you benefit as well). But rather than just take our word for it, I wanted to provide some resources from people that are well. . . much smarter than I am.
The Power Of Kindness
By The Huffington Post – Click For Article
Did you know that if you perform kind acts of two minutes a day for 21 days you can actually retrain your brain to be more positive? The more positive your mindset is the more productive, happy and creative you become. Your perception of ‘quality of life’ immediately changes. Don’t take our word for it – read the article and see the research behind it.
The happy secret to better work
By TEDxBloomington – click to watch video
“We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.” He argues that when you do an act of Kindness, it shifts your mindset to live & lead a happier life.
Sesame Street Kindness Survey
By Sesame Street – click to take the survey
Sesame Street to me brings back some of the brightest and happiest of memories of TV watching as a child. I remember big bird and the cookie monster. (he was my favorite). But I also get to see my 2.5 year old daughter go through the same experiences. (she’s an Elmo fan). However, from top-level view, Sesame Street is trying to better understand what parents feel, want and observe. They have created a survey all based around KINDNESS. As you take the survey, you can see exactly where you rate amongst all the other respondents.
SPOILER ALERT 70% of parents feel the world is unkind to their children. However, nearly 58% of teachers feel that children are disrespectful today. . . long story short, this proves why Think Kindness exists. To spread, inspire and cultivate more acts of Kindness throughout our nations youth.
By: Jamil Zaki in Scientific American
“We find that people imitate not only the particulars of positive actions, but also the spirit underlying them. This implies is that kindness itself is contagious, and that that it can cascade across people, taking on new forms along the way.” Jamie Zaki. When someone carries out a single act of Kindness, 3 people benefit. The person doing the act, the person receiving and anyone who witnesses the act. From their, Jamil states that a single act of Kindness can spread faster than a virus! So, if we want to infect the world with a worthy illness. . . KINDNESS would be it.