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Impact: The concept of kindness can seem simple, but it leads to powerful experiences and profound human connections. Kindness is more than behavior. The art of kindness means harboring a spirit of helpfulness, as well as being generous and considerate, and doing so without expecting anything in return. Kindness is a quality of being. The act of giving kindness is often simple, free, positive and healthy. There is plenty of science to support showing kindness to others. There are many studies that have been conducted to explore how kindness affects all aspects of our lives.   

The Benefits of Kindness: Kindness Increases: Oxytocin, energy, happiness, lifespan, pleasure, and serotonin. Kindness Decreases: Pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and blood pressure. Research also shows that the old adage “kindness is contagious” is true. We often think about how peer pressure can result in negative actions. But peer pressure can result in positive and caring actions as well. When people witness the kindness of others, it encourages them to do the same.      
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." — Dalai Lama   
Give Kudos to Your Peers: One way to show kindness right now is to give a virtual kudos through the Kindness at Ohio State site. You can choose from a variety of templates and personalize a quick but meaningful note for someone to brighten their day. It only takes a few minutes, but the impact lasts much longer. Just click on the following link to access the kudos tool:

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