A person can go further on a kind word than just about anything else in life.
Take out a notebook and a pen and start writing. Write a note, yes a handwritten note, not an email, text or any other social media messaging outlet that you might rely on. Write a handwritten note to someone. Who should you write to? Is there someone that you need to reconnect with? Someone you need to thank? Maybe you just want to send a note to someone for no other reason than to put a smile on their face. Is there someone in your life that has given you an opportunity for which you are grateful, a mentor who has come along side you and inspired you? Think about it, who is one person today that you could write to? Think about the last time you received a kind note from someone. How did you feel? Chances are it put a smile on your face and feeling of gratitude in your heart. In today’s world of technology we have so many ways of quickly staying in touch with others. Through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites we have the ability to maintain contact with a large number of people. Social media provides us with numerous opportunities to share what we are doing, quickly message someone and stay in touch with events and activities. We monitor our social media sites for comments, likes, retweets and follows but does that really allow us to "connect" with others? Expressing our gratitude to others, counting our blessings and acknowledging everything that we receive is an intentional action that can be a major influence on our own level of happiness. Giving thanks to others makes us happier and more resilient. It strengthens our relationships, improves our health and reduces stress. Kindness is about being considerate and thoughtful of others, and it's also about living intentionally to incorporate caring and kindness into the community and the world we live in. Spread some kindness today, not just for others but for your own well being. Pick up that pen and paper. Who are you writing to today?