On November 13, be a little nicer to your neighbor. The date marks World Kindness Day, an annual global celebration committed to helping others, highlighting good deeds and connecting well-minded citizens.
As if you needed more evidence to reach out and make a difference, the benefits of kindness are a two-way street. Studies show performing an altruistic act has a positive effect on the giver — including a boost to the immune system and an increase in the production of serotonin, a feel-good chemical in the brain.
Here’s an easy way to jump on board the good will train: Make a kindness resolution to follow through with now, no matter how big or small (use the hashtag #WorldKindnessDay).
Looking for some inspiration? We got the ball rolling and asked a few inspiring women to share their extra-kind thoughts.