“Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful.”
—Richelle E. Goodrich
What To Do:
There is nothing more beautiful than taking the time to do something nice for someone else—whether it be lending a hand to a stranger, doing a favor for a friend, or simply smiling at those you pass throughout your day. Kindness is about caring genuinely for others around you, but being kind takes practice. The more little acts of kindness you do, the more natural the impulse becomes.
Think about the truly kind people in your life and how they make you feel. Are there things they do that you can replicate in your own heart? If you really want to be kind, then you have to kick your judgment to the curb. Instead of spending your time being critical of other people, focus on being positive and compassionate.
Why To Do It:
According to an article in Psychology Today, “Each time you smile, you throw a little feel-good party in your brain. The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness,” and by observing these dependable cycles in nature, we can better understand the Law of Giving and Receiving, one of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga as taught by Deepak Chopra. This law operates on the principle that nothing in the Universe is static, and in order to receive, we must continue to give. In other words, giving and receiving are simply two different expressions of the same flow of energy.