kindness in words creates confidence.
kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
kindness in giving creates love.
Seeing as ‘acts of kindness’ is apparently one of the happiness activities that I may find the most rewarding, I have decided I am going to do five good deeds per week – no matter how small (I was going to say no matter how big, or small – but let’s be realistic here, I can’t afford to pay for someone to go on a round the world trip, so that just ain’t gonna happen).
Apparently if you’re going to do 5 small things for others for optimum ‘happiness results’ it’s best to do them all in one day, otherwise they may not be distinguishable from what you would normally do, but I figure baby steps first, right? Right. Anyway, here’s what I’ve done so Far:
- Ordered something from Mighty Ape for my mother; it should arrive within the next week and a half, and I’m pretty sure it will be a surprise, well I hope it will be!
- Bought a friend coffee.
- Taken my laptop to work everyday that Dan has been working, so I can play music, as well as have the iTunes visualisations going in the background; they seem to cheer him up, which is awesome as it lowers my stress levels.
So far, all of these things have been rewarding, and even though I’m not in the best mood right now, writing about them seems to be cheering me up a bit, who would have thought? Certainly not me; now all I need to do is figure out what the other two deeds will be, and who they will be for.