Recommended to watch at home until the end. Tissues can help the shining eyes.
"Kindness is like a hug. You can't tell who is giving and who is receiving."
~ Lenny Ravich
From the movie "Turning Point" (1995) written by Martin Andersen. The late keeper of the lighthouse on the point bequeaths small mementos of great personal meaning to several individuals who don't really know him. Each item represents a turning point in his life, and in turn, creates a turning point in the lives of those so bequeathed.
Every act of kindness that you perform makes a difference to other people's life. As humans we are social animals wired to enjoy and be physically and emotionally rewarded when we help one another. Many neuroscience studies confirm that giving is a powerful pathway for increasing our sense of well being. We experience higher levels of personal joy and we also improve our emotional and physical health.
In a study about "Empathy toward strangers triggers oxytocin release and subsequent generosity" was conducted in 2009 at the School of Organizational and Behavioral Studies and Center for Neuroeconomics Studies in Claremont Graduate University.The reserchers Barraza JMcCullough & Ahmadi S, Zak found that empathy was associated with a 47% increase in oxytocin from baseline.
In a study, “The Neurobiology of Giving Versus Receiving Support" that was published in early 2016, the lead researchers Tristen Inagaki from the University of Pittsburgh and Naomi Eisenberger of UCLA, found that our brain benefit from giving social support.
1. Reduced stress-related activity in dorsal anterior cingulate cortex, right anterior insula, and right amygdala.
2. Greater reward-related activity in left and right ventral striatum.
3. Greater caregiving-related activity in septal area.
What letters will your kids receive about your acts of kindness?
I bless you to always have what to share.