322,560 Minutes

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.


A random act of kindness is all it takes to change someone’s day.

We’ve all heard the many stories that revolve around people doing little things to help others.

These acts of kindness have huge implications. Helping someone pick up dropped papers, giving someone directions, paying for someone else’s meal, these events are small, but are powerful.

When you do something for someone else it makes the recipient feel special. And, it also helps your own well-being. We all know that good feeling that comes from doing acts of kindness.

Random acts of kindness also motivate observers. Usually, when we see someone else do a random act of kindness, it motivates us to do the same thing.


When we engage in acts of kindness, it is beneficial for everyone. The person doing the act of kindness feels good because he or she is helping someone in need. The recipient feels special and loved, and any observers of the interaction feel motivated to do the same.

We are surrounded by depressing news–it permeates our society. From movies about death and wickedness to news articles about murder and treachery. Acts of kindness give us hope and that is why they are so important.

We have 960 minutes everyday to make a difference (assuming you get about 8 eight hours of sleep every night). That is 6,720 minutes every week, 26,880 minutes every month, and 322,560 minutes every year.  Looking at it from that point of view, it shows how small a couple of minutes is.

So, think about it and next time you see someone in need, give the five minutes and help him or her. It could have a bigger impact than you would think.



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