Little late to the party, but apparently last Wednesday was World Kindness Day.
With everything going on in the world today, and people seemingly being more and more self centred each day – all you have to do is sit in traffic for a morning to realise that the courtesy wave is pretty much dead, while others think that just cause a blinker is on it gives them free reign to do whatever they like while being oblivious to everyone around them.
Anyways, I’ll take a breath and move on…
It’s easy to think that the world is full of pr!cks.
But it’s not all bad.
All you have to do is look at the volunteers who dropped everything to fight those damed fires last week.
That’s pretty kind.
And those locals donating food and everything else in between to the firies and the victims.
So yeah I guess you can find what you want to find in people.
I want to share one interesting thing that I discovered in a recent BBC article that was timed to coincide with that day last week.
It cited a researcher from Columbia University who found that:
“kindness helps the immune system, blood pressure, it helps people to live longer and better. It’s pretty amazing because there’s an ample supply and you can’t overdose on it. There’s a free supply. It’s right there.”
So that’s kinda interesting I thought.
Sure it makes you feel better when you do something nice for someone else, it’s also nice to know that it actually has other benefits to your long term health as well.
That is hardly a bad thing.
And hopefully something to remind you to pay it forward next time you get a chance.