10 Simple Ways To Spread Kindness In Your Everyday Life

Thought Catalog

We’d all like the world to be a better place, right? So let’s do as Gandhi taught us: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” It doesn’t take much to turn someone’s day around. A smile, a compliment, a small gesture. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 10 simple ways to spread kindness today.

1. Really listen.

When you’re chatting with someone, do you really listen to their words and try to understand their point of view? Or is your mind way too preoccupied planning what you’re going to say next? (Ooohh, that reminds me of the time I…) Try turning down the volume on your inner dialogue and really listen to people. It’s such a gift to be heard. David Ausburger once said, “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable”.

2. Share a…

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