By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor
Any small, spontaneous act of kindness can go a long way. The nature of an entire day can be altered by one unexpected favor. Help other people because you never know when you will need an act of kindness to keep you going. Be inspired to spread your own happiness with these kind words!
Altruism: (noun) unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
Because of his altruism, Bennett decided to help his friend out.
Charitable: (adjective) full of love for and goodwill toward others
My aunt owns a charitable organization that donates shoes to kids in need.
Demeanor: (noun) behavior toward others
People loved Laura because of her helpful and kind demeanor.
Empathy: (noun) being aware of and sharing another person’s feelings, experiences, and emotions
Al had empathy for Gary because both of their best friends had moved to a different school last month.
Obliging: (adjective) willing to do favors
Josh was obliging when asked to carry Harry’s luggage and brought it to his room.
Spontaneous: (adjective) arising from a momentary impulse
Ruby’s spontaneous smile was all Will needed to brighten the rest of his day.
(Definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)