Modeling a Kinder Tomorrow


In a world that can sometimes be harsh and unforgiving, it is important for us to remember the impact that small acts of kindness can have on those around us.

Kindness is not just about being nice to others; it goes beyond simple politeness. Purposeful kindness is about actively seeking out opportunities to make a positive difference in someone’s life, whether it is a friend, a family member, a colleague, or even a stranger.

One of the most powerful aspects of purposeful kindness is its ability to create a ripple effect. When we show kindness to others, it inspires them to do the same. It creates a chain reaction of positivity that can spread far and wide, ultimately shaping a kinder and more compassionate society.

But purposeful kindness is not just about the impact it has on others; it also has a profound effect on our own well-being. Numerous studies have shown that acts of kindness can boost our mood, reduce stress, and improve overall mental health. When we are kind to others, it releases feel-good hormones in our brain, creating a sense of happiness and fulfillment.

So how can we model a kinder tomorrow through purposeful kindness?

First and foremost, we need to cultivate a mindset of kindness. This means being aware of the opportunities around us to show kindness and actively seeking them out. It could be as simple as offering a listening ear to a friend in need or volunteering your time at a local charity.

Secondly, we need to lead by example. By modeling purposeful kindness in our own lives, we inspire others to do the same. Whether it is through random acts of kindness or ongoing acts of service, our actions have the power to create a positive domino effect.

Lastly, we need to teach kindness to future generations. By instilling the value of purposeful kindness in our children and grandchildren, we ensure that the legacy of kindness continues to shape our society for years to come.

Purposeful kindness is a powerful force that has the ability to shape a kinder tomorrow. By actively seeking out opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of others, we not only impact their well-being but also our own. Let us lead by example and teach future generations the importance of purposeful kindness. Together, we can create a ripple effect of kindness that will shape a more compassionate and caring society.

Sharon Graham

Sharon Graham is founder of Career Professionals of Canada. As an advocate for purposeful kindness, she nurtures happiness and fulfillment by modeling a kinder tomorrow. As chair of the board of CPC, she provides foresight and leadership within the sector and ensures that the mandate of this national organization is upheld with integrity. Committed to setting the standard for excellence in the career development profession, Sharon has authored top selling paperback publications and textbooks, and has established a range of certificationprofessional developmentcommunity developmentmentoring, and award programs. 

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