Does kindness REALLY make us happy?
In brief. Yes. Experts have been studying the science of kindness for decades and much has been written about the benefits of being kind. Kindness makes us feel good, mentally and physically. Read on...
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Not every kind deed needs to be complicated and take hours. Some of them can take a matter of minutes yet create a big’ol lot of happiness. These sort of deeds never really attract the media spotlight, but occasionally we hear about them, and it never fails to bring a smile to our faces.
Some people carry out a good deed without reward or recognition in mind. They are not looking for a thank you.
It was just a normal day for Chris Topin when he was in Waterstones in Liverpool city centre. When looking through the books on the shelves he found a £5 note with a little letter attached to it. It read:
“Hi, if you are finding this money then know the universe is smiling on you today. Enjoy a cuppa on me or pass it along to give another smile to someone else. Have a great day!”
To write this note, it probably took the mystery stranger a couple of minutes. Yet this small act gave Chris “a smile that lasted all day”. That is incredible.
It’s always a good thing to remember that people can often have those days where everything is going wrong. Yet it’s the tiny kind gestures like this £5 stranger that perk us up, help us lift our heads, and crack on with the rest of the day with a smile.
Source: The Metro