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You don’t need a reason to help people. Let’s remember to be kind to one another. It isn’t always apparent on the outside when we are facing struggles on the inside. After all, when this is all over, all that will really matter is how we treated each other.

When we enter this world our Kindness IQ is intact. We can keep it that way through our actions. Kindness is like a muscle–it gets stronger the more you use it…or atrophies if you don’t.

You don’t need a reason to be kind to people. Instead, here are 25 suggestions and ideas of ways to be kind.

25 Ways to Be Kind.

  1. Smile and make someone’s day a little sweeter
  2. Look for ways you can promote peace
  3. Just listen
  4. Offer a hug or embrace
  5. Invite someone new into your friend tribe
  6. Send out a kind email or card
  7. Give someone a genuine compliment
  8. Help someone out in a practical way, just because
  9. Hold open the door for the person behind you
  10. Encourage a friend or family member when they are uncertain or 
unmotivated
  11. Make peace with someone that has hurt you
  12. Strike up a conversation with a stranger
  13. Let someone into your lane while driving
  14. Pay for the person behind you in line
  15. Give your time to a friend or someone who needs it
  16. Say Thank You and Please everyday without fail
  17. Meditate on lovingkindness: May you be happy, healthy, peaceful and free from suffering and may my actions in some way contribute to the happiness, health, peace and freedom for all
  18. Say “I love you” a little more often to your family and friends
  19. Pause before you speak–choose words with positive intention
  20. Help someone get some rest (watch their kids, run an errand, bring them dinner)
  21. Pick up litter you see thrown about even if it’s not yours
  22. Remove complaints and curses for one week
  23. Gift something meaningful to someone: loan a book, bring flowers, drop off cookies
  24. Make a donation
  25. Give up your seat or for that matter move your yoga mat in class with positive intent

I am dedicating myself to inspire everyone to bring Kindness to the forefront. Let’s be more active in our efforts not because we have to, but because we want to. And not even because others have been kind to us but because being nice is the way of the heart.

Kindness is always a choice. The more conditioned we are to respond with kindness, the more natural it becomes. It is on purpose with purpose. Today, join me in starting a Kindness movement and together we can raise our global Kindness IQ!

Love yourself, love your day, love your life!
Silvia

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Screen Shot Front Silvia CardEditor’s note: This is another inspiring guest post by Daily Cup of Yoga contributor Silvia Mordini, E-RYT, retreat leader, happiness coach, and yogipreneur. Enthusiasm to love your life is contagious around Silvia. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats spiritually uplifted! Born in Ecuador, raised traveling around the globe, she is an enthusiastic citizen of the world and spiritual adventurer. She has over 10,000 hours and 15 years of teaching experience, owned a yoga studio for 9 years and after being run over by a car used yoga to recover physically and emotionally. Silvia leads Alchemy Tours Yoga Retreats and Alchemy of Yoga RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training.

Silvia can be reached on the Web at http://www.alchemytours.com and http://www.silviamordini.com; or via email at silvia@alchemytours.com. Twitter: @alchemytours@inspiredyogagal; Facebook: Silvia Mordini; YouTube: lovingyourday; Pinterest: Silvia Mordini; Intagram: alchemytours.

12 comments

  1. Amazing article! Great material you’ve shared on this topic. I really had a lot of help from this and I would like to return the favor and that’s why I am writing this positive comment for your article !

  2. 26 ) Bring a suprise morning coffee to a Co-worker ( they will love you forever lol )

    and yes! Kindness is for sure a choice, its amazing what joy you can get from giving to others.

  3. The amazing thing about kindness is that it can be a form of self-care, because in making other people feel good, you make yourself feel good. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you for posting this

    It’s sad that in this day and age that we need to be reminded of such notions however it’s good that there are people like you exist to remind us of them

    Thanks again

  5. Amazing valuable tips shared here. Kindness is the best path to achieve inner satisfaction. You make this path very easy by sharing this useful resource. I love it.

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