and Good for Your Health
Being kind is as easy as paying someone a compliment, and small acts of kindness can lead to a ripple effect – spreading smiles and making a positive impact throughout our community.
Studies show that putting the well-being of others before our own without expecting anything in return stimulates the reward centers of the brain, floods our system with feel-good chemicals and produces a phenomenon called “helper’s high.”
The benefits are not limited to the good-deed doer. Recipients and those who observe kind acts all experience similar changes in the brain’s pleasure center, including:
- increase in energy, optimism, calmness and happiness
- decrease in stress, anxiety, depression and blood pressure
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Dalai Lama