Part of our mission at 2 Works for You is bringing you uplifting stories in our community. We’re proud to partner with Tulsa business woman Jill Donovan to bring you the Kindness Effect.

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It has often been thought of as a selfless act, but research shows that altruism may benefit the giver as much as the receiver.

In fact, the reach of kindness is so large that even witnessing kindness is good for you.

Kindness begins when you initiate an action for the good of another without expecting anything in return. This is the source of its magic. The energy you use in carrying out the kind act affects everyone involved in a positive way.

Kindness can accompany every action from praise to criticism. It’s not only about what you do, but how you do it. When an action comes from a place of love, you experience kindness. Kindness can be conveyed in many ways:

  • Smiling
  • Providing a gentle touch
  • Giving a compliment
  • Helping a stranger
  • Actively listening to a coworker
  • Giving an unexpected gift
  • Sharing a memory
  • Baking for someone in need
  • Making a donation to a charity
  • Sponsoring a child
  • Volunteering your time

We often under estimate the impact of a simple act of Kindness.

Did you know that if you perform kind acts of two minutes a day for 21 days you can retrain your brain to be more positive? The more positive your mindset is the more productive, happy and creative you become. Your perception of ‘quality of life’ immediately changes. Don’t take our word for it – read the article and see the research behind it.

Are you a kind person? Click to take the survey. Sesame Street offers resources and ways for teachers, parents, and policymakers to support our children as we work together to create a kinder world. As a leader in this effort, will you commit to joining this movement for kindness?