‘NO ACT OF KINDNESS, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, IS EVER WASTED’ – AESOP
Today, February 17th, is Random Acts of Kindness Day. The day was started by The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, a non-profit organisation that began in the 1990s in Colorado, USA.
Kindness has been scientifically proven to have positive benefits to our health. It has been shown to decrease pain. stress, anxiety, blood pressure and depression. And to increase our energy, happiness, oxytocin & serotonin levels and even our lifespan.
The idea behind the day is to pass on feelings of kindness and brighten up someone’s day.
As it says in our name, here at Brighter Directions we always aim to achieve brightening someone’s day And we find that being kind is at the forefront of our work ethos.
From the smallest thing of complimenting each other to bigger acts of support when times are busy and tough. Being kind is conducive to having the best atmosphere for a healthy work environment.
In truth, compliments are not small things. They inspire a better work ethic and increase productivity, and they take the least amount of effort!
We are a small team here and without supporting each other we would struggle to achieve our goals. We start small with making cups of tea without being asked, but more importantly we help each other and take on work to relieve each other’s workload as necessary.
Without kindness we would not be able to work as the fantastic team we are!