By: Amy Hensley, LCSW
With February in full swing; hearts, candy, and valentines are ever-present when I am walking into stores. I love February, because it’s as it is Kindness Month. Which got me thinking, kindness should be an all the time thing we practice rather than a one-month event.
Kindness starts with one, which made me more mindful and aware of how the seemingly small things we do, can create an invisible ripple effect of kindness. It can be as simple as a smile to someone, greeting others when you walk into your workplace, writing a note appreciating a coworker, paying for someone's cup of coffee behind you.
It can be so easy to get caught up in daily routines and be on “autopilot". A personal goal that I have made, and I challenge you to try this month, is to be more mindful of how to incorporate some of these small, kind acts into the daily routine. Here a few below:
· Write a friendly sticky note
· Text someone in the morning or at night
· Thank someone weekly
· Donate something you do not use anymore
"The world is full of kind people..if you can't find one, be one" author unknown.