Did you know that even the smallest acts of compassion and kindness can have a significant effect on the health and happiness of both the giver and the receiver?
It can be as simple as a smile for a stranger, letting someone go in front of you in line, or volunteering your time to help others. Research shows that acts of compassion and kindness release endorphins (much like exercise) and can increase well-being and joyfulness.
Be Purpose-full! Be Compassionate! Be Kind!
Be inspiRED! It's Contagious!
Here are links to a couple of interesting articles that discuss the research behind this connection.