National Be Nice Day

National Be Nice Day

Today, October 5th, people all around the world will come together to celebrate National Be Nice Day. Its a no- brainer that we should be nice and respectful to everyone we encounter on a daily basis. However, it is difficult to practice unconditional kindness with all the cruelty and violence that’s happening in the world. Often times the only way to fight against violence is through love and compassion towards one another. Which is why it is important to take a day like this one to show kindness to those around you and hopefully make their day a little brighter.

Benefits of being nice

  • Helping and being nice takes you out of your own mind and can potentially help build relationships with other people
  • Showing kindness can reduce stress and anxiety levels
  • It can boost your energy
  • Kindness increases self-esteem, empathy, compassion, and helps improve your mood
  • Being kind is also good for your heart

Ways to make someone’s day better

  • Help a senior cross the road
  • Help a senior or pregnant woman load their groceries into their car
  • Pay for the person behind you at a drive through
  • Leave a treat for the mailman or mailwoman
  • Donate unused clothes and toys to those in need
  • Donate food to food banks or homeless shelters
  • Buy a homeless person a meal and provide them a blanket and fresh clothes
  • Have a conversation with someone who seems lonely
  • Give a meaningful compliment to someone
  • Give your loved ones a hug and tell them how much you appreciate them
  • Simply smile at a random person, you never know who is having a bad day, this simple act of kindness can go a long way

There are many more ways to show kindness to others, no matter how big or title the act is, what matters is that you do it with a good intension.

Of course being nice starts from inside, don’t forget to be nice to yourself and show appreciation for your own accomplishments. Say a few words of affirmation to yourself and do something for your benefit to help boost your self love!

Quotes

“Be kind to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is being mean to you all the time.” – Christine Arylo

“Kindness is giving hope to those who think they are all alone in this world.”- Unknown

“Kindness is a universal language.” – Mark Twain

“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.” – Harold Kushner

Set an example and encourage those around you to be nice to themselves and each other on this day.