Studies show that karma may be worth more than cash. Being kind to others for a mere few minutes of your day can make you a happier person, increase your self-esteem, help reduce symptoms of depression, increase your happiness and essentially change your life.
“By being kind to others, we learn to be kind to ourselves. Charitable acts makes us feel better about ourselves. We reaffirm that we are ‘good’” Mongrain, from Practicing Compassion Increases Happiness and Self-Esteem study.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves the recovery of humanity. As always, should any member of your Karma force be caught, the secretary will acknowledge of your actions. You have 20 days and 48 hours to complete each 10 tasks. May the force be with you.
Start your own kindness ripple effect with a “Mobile Crane” installation. Come with 10 handmade origami cranes. Each piece exquisitely unique with its own individual craftsmanship.
To get you started, here are some suggestions and comments about kindness for your 20 day challenge:
“An act of kindness does not have to break the bank.
There have been many times where I have noticed someone struggling carrying their groceries and I have helped them carry them to their car.
Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make the greatest impact on a person. When someone helps me I try my best to make a point to help someone else who is in need.
A great way to promote acts of kindness is to do something nice for someone, and ask them to return the favour to someone else.
Most times they will help someone else, because they know that karma can be a bitch or a delight! But it also makes you feel good about yourself, and it gives life meaning.
This world is so filled with chaos and crime, that it feels good to make people smile and help them realize that people aren’t all that bad.” Jennifer
“Small things makes a big difference in life” tat
“be compassionate for others, think about what I can give instead of get.” Drew
“Treat everyone like a friend.” Beatrice Jones
“say please and thank you.”
“free hugs ^_^” Linda
“Hug someone daily!” baks
“Kindness is not an every day thing to most but can shock somebody if you do. My culture instil kindness in me that I carried it along until today that I joined a movement about kindness to pass along everyday through little things using our kindness card.” Tess Pike
“Feed a homeless man. Why? Cuz its Thursday!
Pay a visit to the local animal shelter. Why? Cuz don’t we all need it.
Love it is…Foster a cat for a few days until she is adopted. Why? cuz cats are cuddly!” Aura Dholakia
“A smile is one of the simplest but most important kindnesses you can give another person. One smile begets another.” Matt
“Try every day in dealing with my colleagues and daughter to respond in small ways that I hope will make others feel better about themselves.
I’ve also started smiling at people I pass on the street instead of passing with eyes downcast. This is kind of hard for me, but I find it makes me feel better, and I hope that sometimes it might make someone else feel better too.” Sylvia Kerr
“I pick up garbage in my community and smile at strangers.” Monica
“Be in the moment. Put your mobile electronics away when you are with another person.” Adam Quang
“Self love. If you are kind to yourself, you most likely will be more patient and kind to others: you are beautiful.” Adam Quang
“Small gestures – providing a seat on the subway;
giving your snack away to a homeless person.” Bria
“The simple things that can get lost in a big city…
holding a door for someone,
saying good morning,
a simple smile.” Kristina Vidug
“Share skills, information, stories and time.
remind people to ‘pay it forward’.
remember common courtesies,
look with your eyes open,
“Shut down the electronics and live it up with people.” Tracy Ulicny
“Buy the person behind you their morning coffee. Or just smile!!” K
“Just by doing them … it can just start with a smile at a complete stranger or
holding a door for someone.” Anne
“Lead by example. Doing so can turn into the pay-it-forward effect.” Elizabeth
“If I see someone who I think would benefit from something I let them know about it without pressuring them to follow through.
I try to help people to enjoy their day.
I speak from my heart and I spend time with people.” Jessica
“Give up your seat on ttc for people in need.” Jay
“Just keep paying forward the positive energy. After all, you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” Stefan Alexander