Camille Styles

8 Easy Ways to be Kind Today

August 31st, 2016

So often when we think of being kind, we think of BIG things: donating your lotto winnings to charity, quitting your job to join the peace corps, giving all of your savings to a family in need. This kind of thinking can be paralyzing, and even a bit of a roadblock for those of us who are ready to start living a little less selfishly. My mom (who happens to be one of the kindest people I know) always taught me to start small when it comes to kindness. Turns out there are little opportunities to be kind to others that happen every single day — the key is just to recognize them. Personally, I’m ready to make the change. Because when we’re truly thinking of others, it’s physically impossible to be worrying about ourselves. And doesn’t that sound refreshing?

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11 Comments under :: 8 Easy Ways to be Kind Today
  1. Tess says:

    Jenn, each one of these suggestions is a jewel. My personal favorite is smiling 🙂 Why is it that so many people wear a perpetual frown? Just smile and say hello!

  2. justine2186 says:

    It’s refreshing to start my day by reading this:) Thank you!

  3. Jenn, wasn’t I just lamenting to you the other day about everyone asking for something from me? hahaha You are the best for writing this! I love you, your mom and both of your smiles. Thank you for teaching me to be kind to myself and others. XO

  4. Kelly Krause says:

    Love this Jenn.

  5. Kelly says:

    I love your post, start a new day with positive thoughts. I wish you a wonderful day!

  6. eva says:

    I really apreciate all your advices! I’ll try to follow them, because I’m sure they’ll make me a better person.
    Kind regards from Barcelona!

  7. Ann says:

    Awesome advice! Yes smiling is a favorite of mine too!

  8. Kate So says:

    OK, I’m interested. But the blog that posted this cut off after, “Isn’t that refreshing!” Can anyone help me find the whole article? I’d like to use it in my school.

  9. charmainenyw says:

    I’d be happy to offer to babysit, but I can already foresee people saying “no” because I’m known to be horrible with kids!
    – Charmaine

  10. Natalie says:

    Smiling is possibly the best thing you can do to make someone happy. I’ve always found it works when meeting new people. If you are met with a big grin, you can’t help but smile back!

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