Kindness has such multiplying effects. It’s an incredible feeling to bring kindness into the world. Even the tiniest act of kindness can elevate someone’s day. It tells another human being that they aren’t alone - that there is someone out there thinking of them. And believe me, we ALL need that NOW MORE THAN EVER, but being kind goes way beyond the person who we bought the coffee for or gave the compliment to. Kindness is a contagion!! As we emanate it, we spread it!
Think of a pebble in the water..imagine you have a pebble in your hand and you are standing at the edge of a small body of still, calm water. You toss the pebble into the middle of the water and watch as it creates a vibration through the water, sending gentle ripples outward reverberating concentric circles all the way through the pond. When we pick up the tab, or volunteer our time, we are instigating a small “splash” that will ripple out farther than we could ever know. There’s a whole circle of people who will be uplifted by our gesture and feel inspired to be more kind themselves. This is where the multiplying, or compound, effect comes in. Whenever we observe an act of kindness we are impacted, the same way as the recipient. A kind gesture does not just impact the person on the receiving end, it impacts everyone who observes it, or even hears about it.
I invite you today to spread kindness in any way that you can..a smile, a kind word, - as you interact with others, don’t be afraid to make small waves and feel the power of your kindness reverberating.