Our words can change a life. Our actions can do the same. Every day we have the ability to choose to act in a positive or negative way. It is important to remember the impact our words or behavior can have on others. When we think about our words and actions in this way, why would we choose anything other than kindness?
As restrictions are being implemented during our current health crisis, here are 10 ways to cultivate kindness while social distancing.
(1) ATTEND TO YOUR HEART
Place your hands on your heart and breathe.
(2) BE PATIENT
Give yourself and others the benefit of the doubt.
(3) CELEBRATE GOOD NEWS
Share uplifting stories on social media.
(4) LISTEN TO MUSIC
Play music that makes you smile, sing, and dance.
(5) CONNECT WITH SENIORS
Write cards or draw pictures for seniors.
(6) DISPLAY YOUR THANKS
Put a thank you sign up for your delivery people.
(7) SEND CONDOLENCES
If you hear someone has lost a loved one, send them a card or video.
(8) OFFER ACCOLADES
Let managers know when you receive extraordinary service.
DONATE TO CHARITY
Give to charities and local businesses in need of support.
VOICE YOUR LOVE
Tell someone you love them today.
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Written by: Linda Cohen, Consultant
About Linda Cohen…
Linda has been a Kindness Catalyst for over 10 years. She is a professional speaker, presentation consultant and the author of 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life published in 2011 by Seal Press. Cohen presents to organizations and businesses on the Economy of Kindness. She is the past president of the National Speakers Association Oregon Chapter. In 2017, she was chosen as NSA Oregon Chapter Member of the Year. She received her BA from American Jewish University and an MA from Brandeis University. She lives in Oregon with her husband of 26 years. They have two spirited young adult children and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Ginger and Remy. She loves practicing yoga and meditation and will never pass up a good cup of Earl Grey tea.
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