25 Ways to Be Kind

You don’t need a reason to help people. Let’s remember to be kind to one another. It isn’t always apparent on the outside when we are facing struggles on the inside. After all, when this is all over, all that will really matter is how we treated each other.

When we enter this world our Kindness IQ is intact. We can keep it that way through our actions. Kindness is like a muscle–it gets stronger the more you use it…or atrophies if you don’t.

You don’t need a reason to be kind to people. Instead, here are 25 suggestions and ideas of ways to be kind.

25 Ways to Be Kind.

1. Smile and make someone’s day a little sweeter
2. Look for ways you can promote peace
3. Just listen
4. Offer a hug or embrace
5. Invite someone new into your friend tribe
6. Send out a kind email or card
7. Give someone a genuine compliment
8. Help someone out in a practical way, just because
9. Hold open the door for the person behind you
10. Encourage a friend or family member when they are uncertain or 
11. Make peace with someone that has hurt you
12. Strike up a conversation with a stranger
13.Let someone into your lane while driving
14. Pay for the person behind you in line
15. Give your time to a friend or someone who needs it
16. Say Thank You and Please everyday without fail
17. Meditate on lovingkindness: May you be happy, healthy, peaceful and free from suffering and may my actions in some way contribute to the happiness, health, peace and freedom for all
18. Say “I love you” a little more often to your family and friends
19. Pause before you speak–choose words with positive intention
20. Help someone get some rest (watch their kids, run an errand, bring them dinner)
21. Pick up litter you see thrown about even if it’s not yours
22. Remove complaints and curses for one week
23. Gift something meaningful to someone: loan a book, bring flowers, drop off cookies
24. Make a donation
25. Give up your seat or for that matter move your yoga mat in class with positive intent
I am dedicating myself to inspire everyone to bring Kindness to the forefront. Let’s be more active in our efforts not because we have to, but because we want to. And not even because others have been kind to us but because being nice is the way of the heart.

Kindness is always a choice. The more conditioned we are to respond with kindness, the more natural it becomes. It is on purpose with purpose. Today, join me in starting a Kindness movement and together we can raise our global Kindness IQ!

Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

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