The world is a much better place when it’s filled with kindness, love, respect, and unity. As busy as our lives and schedules can be, it’s important to be mindful about the way you treat others on a daily basis – especially as a Christian. Whether you spend prolonged hours around people, or just see some in passing, you can spread kindness to those around you with a few simple gestures.
Here are 3 ways you can positively impact someone’s day with Kindness:
1. Express Gratitude
1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
Did you know that giving thanks and expressing gratitude can make you happier? Gratitude is all about appreciating the good things in life and recognizing those who contribute to your life. According to research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Studies discovered that those who express gratitude more often claim to have a greater level of positive emotions including optimism, joy, and happiness.
Beyond your own personal benefits, others around you can also greatly benefit from this act of expression. You can honor and acknowledge someone else’s actions, which will further strengthen your relationship with one another. These actions also work as a real confidence booster, so you can turn someone’s day around with one simple act of kindness — giving thanks!
2. Pay Compliments
Just as he commanded us to be thankful in 1 Thes. 5:17, the Apostle Paul also instructed us to honor others in Romans 12:10 when he wrote, “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”
One of the simplest ways to honor others is by paying compliments. Compliments truly make the world go round! When you tell someone that you love their outfit, or that you really appreciate their help with a project, you validate their efforts and give them credit where it’s due. This simple gesture can linger in someone’s mind for the rest of the day, sometimes even an entire week!
By offering someone a sincere compliment, you not only enhance their well-being but also your own.
The power of praise can have a strong impact on those around you, from lifting moods to boosting confidence. Don’t hold back from saying how you feel, because it may be the best part of someone’s day!
3. Explore Our KINDNESS Faithbox
The KINDNESS Faithbox dives into the subject of kindness, and looks at what God says about becoming “kind people.” On this journey, you’ll discover where kindness comes from, what it looks like to show kindness, and the consequences of withholding kindness from others.
This Faithbox contains the 1-Year Daily Acts of Kindness book, Kindness-themed Everyday Faith Devotional, a Kindness Wood Block Art and Show Love enamel pin from Primitives By Kathy, note cards to share with special loved ones, and so much more! At times, it will feel simple and encouraging. And in other moments, it’ll feel confronting and challenging. But through it all, we’ll journey forward together to become a stronger, kinder community. Explore the rest of our Faithboxes now!
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