Research indicates that kindness enhances our wellbeing. In particular, performing acts of kindness can release the hormone oxytocin, which makes us feel good and decreases stress. Kindness can also activate endorphins in areas of the brain associated with pleasure, social connections and trust. These feelings inspire further acts of kindness causing a ripple effect.
Kindness is a character strength that we should be focusing on all the time. These kindness notes were inspired by the Coronavirus year 2020! We decided that in December we needed to finish the year with kindness. These cards can be left on your child’s pillow, lunchbox or in an advent calendar. Teachers might like to have a Kindness Calendar where students take a daily note.
Remember to “Be kind!” to yourself and others.