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31 August 2020
Words by Andy Smallman / Artwork by Fish Astronaut

Do Something Kind for Someone You Love

Doing something kind for someone you love may seem like a simple suggestion. I offer it as an opportunity in the midst of the pandemic when we might be having a hard time (at times) relating to those closest to us, both literally and emotionally.

That said, I know it’s sometimes hard to complete a mindful kind act for those we love and for several reasons. 

  • We may already be doing kind things for those closest to us. 
  • We may take for granted some of the kind things we do. 
  • We might actually not want to do anything (we might love them but perhaps don’t like them much in a given moment, day, or week).
  • We may think our act needs to be something big.

On that note, I regularly stress that the small acts of kindness are often the most significant. Small acts for those we love require paying careful attention. 

Timing can really add to these acts, too. 

As we move forward, beyond this week, beyond this month, beyond this year (and the election cycle in the US), keep looking for those small acts of kindness you can do for those people you love. 

These definitely come back as kind acts to yourself. 

They make you feel good and they help build stronger relationships with those closest to you. The stronger these relationships are, the stronger you become and the more positive impact you carry in the world.

With warmth,


Kind Living inspires people to both recognize
and engage in acts of ordinary kindness.

Some thoughts on being kind to yourself.
Copyright © 2020 Andy Smallman, All rights reserved.

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