The Many Benefits of Kindness

December 20, 2021

At Kline Galland, we’re all lucky to be surrounded by caring, compassionate co-workers. Kindness comes naturally here – and none of us should ever take that for granted!

A little kindness goes a long way, especially in today’s world. You have probably seen the gratitude or happiness of someone you’ve been kind to. And you likely noticed that it made you feel good, too. Well, a lot of research has been done on the effects of kindness, and the results are very inspiring. Kindness has been proven to:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Decrease stress
  • Reduce pain
  • Boost happiness
  • Increase feelings of meaning and purpose in life
  • Improve self esteem

And that’s not all. Research reported by said that volunteering, a popular form of kindness, “correlates with a 24% lower risk of early death – about the same as eating six or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day.” That’s an incredible win-win!

Need some easy ideas for doing something kind? Here are some tips from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation:

  • Find out something new about a coworker
  • Text someone “good morning” or “good night”
  • Ask a senior about their past
  • Praise a local business online
  • Send an encouraging email
  • Donate used books to a library

You get the idea … and you can probably think of many more. Let’s all look for more ways to be kind – and celebrate kindness – whether it’s at work, at home, or in our communities.

“The importance of kindness cannot be overemphasized,” says Shelly Ryan, Chief of HR. “At Kline Galland we like to call it “Klineness” because it is core to all we do. It will always be “Cool to be Kline”!

Thank you for bringing your own version of Klineness into our world!