John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim’s Progress, wrote that “you have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
Being nice can be defined as having a pleasant vibe, showing love, happiness, and a positive outlook towards anyone or anything. Kindness can be shown through small gestures such as holding the door for someone at the store, or a nice comment on someone’s appearance to your friend. However, many underestimate the true outcome of these small acts of kindness. True love and affection can change anyone’s attitude and view of the world.
Research has shown that helping others through volunteer work actually increases one’s overall sense of well-being, including building emotional resilience and reducing stress levels. The effects are so powerful that volunteering is recommended to those going through mourning or wanting to beat an addiction.
Several case research studies have revealed that “the giver” substantially benefited by performing acts of kindness — perhaps even more than the receiver!