Today we listen to a show from last year on kindness in the midst of sheltering at home. Adrian and Ethan talk about the kindness we are seeing all around us and some kids making a difference in their own community.
These may be trying times, but there are some very good things to come out of this pandemic. Wherever you look, stories of humanity and kindness shine through all of the negative news.
One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times.
Science shows being kind has a positive impact on our well-being. A recent study published in the Journal of Social Psychology suggests that committing acts of kindness towards our close connections, our acquaintances, toward ourselves — and even observing acts of kindness — have equally positive effects on our happiness.
Saying “thank you” and spending an extra moment expressing how grateful we are to first responders, delivery workers, and those serving us in supermarkets and pharmacies shows them we really care.