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My 2 Cents: Kindness is important

Kindness is good for both your physical and mental health.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — I want to share something that happened to me this week.

I was grocery shopping for the week as I usually do when someone approached me and said, "Hey that color looks great on you."

It was something so minor, but it really changed my mood.

I wasn't having the best morning. This was my second time at said grocery store because I missed something on my list the first go around.

I share this minor interaction with you because I think it's important to remind us all that you never know when your actions can change a person's entire day.

And being kind is important.

Over the last few weeks, I've seen and heard a lot of unkind things, which is unfortunate, but being kind matters.

And it's contagious, in the best way. When you are on the receiving end or you witness a kind act, research shows you are more likely to be kind to someone else. It's a domino effect.

Kindness can manifest in so many ways.

It can be saying hello to someone as they pass you by on the street, or letting someone with just two items in front of you in the checkout line.

Kindness is good for both your physical and mental health.

Scientists say it can boost our own immune system, slow down aging, elevate our self-esteem, and improve blood pressure.

Those all sound like great things to me.

We are all just trying to make it by in this crazy thing called life. 

And you know life is hard enough as it is. So we should make it easier on one another by being kind. 

Form your own opinion, that's just my 2 cents.

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