Episode 103: I Am Becoming More Kind
Want to become kinder? Struggle with finding ways to be kind above all else? It’s time to strive for progress not perfection, first of all, and allow ourselves to be new-in-town when it comes to increasing our own capacity for kindness, empathy and thoughtfulness.
Ask someone else if there’s anything you can do to help them.
Offer to watch someone else’s kids so they can take a break.
If someone’s in a hurry, let them go in front of you in line.
Find the shy person at the party and gently talk to them, make them feel welcome.
Help someone else put on an event that’s important to them.
Practice giving in the smallest things as we work up to the bigger things.
Surprise the person you love with a note telling them how you feel about them.
Give up your seat for another person.
Think of someone you know who is kind and generous, remember them and emulate them.
Give other people the benefit of the doubt, and know they’re trying their best.
Write down three things about your life that make you happy.
Stand up for someone who can’t stand up for themselves.
Reach out to someone when they come to mind, even just a quick text to say “hello, I was thinking of you.” can mean so much.
Thank people, genuinely, and ask for what you need from a place of strength and gentleness.
Consider things from another point of view.
Give praise and compliment other people often, generously, filled with specificity and grace.
Listen well, when others speak, give the gift of your full attention.
Think carefully about what you say and how you say it.
Smile, even if no one else is around to see it.
Be kind, even to people who are not kind in return.
Remembering a time someone was kind to you, and it made all the difference.
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This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.