The idea of "Pay It Forward" and "Random Acts of Kindness" and we add activities and events in which members are DOING and not just talking about it. We also have some giveaways on this group of which are mostly books.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Why Be Kind?
Recent research into brain functioning has confimed that we are
hard-wired for love and compassion. So it's not all chasing about
individual success - our communities and society flourish when people
look out for each other.
When we're kind to people we know it
strengthens our connections with them and provides a source of support.
Research shows that we may benefit from giving support more than those
receiving it - and we're also more likely get support in return when we
need it. This may not be like-for-like support, or even from the same
person, but being kind to others builds a wider support network which
increases well-being all round.
Doing kind things for strangers
helps build co-operation, trust and a sense of safety in our
communities. It also helps us to see others more positively and
empathise with them. These are the foundations of a thriving local
community and a flourishing society - one which builds well-being all