Kindness is one of the most undervalued commodities–which is too bad because it doesn’t take much of it to turn the day around. I wonder if we overlook kindness because it’s so simple. What’s really involved? Someone needs something, we help. Someone feels low, we console. Someone trips, we catch them. There’s a need, we respond. Then the other person is grateful and relieved–and we’re happy knowing we could help. Kindness is a low-effort, high-return exchange.
-Joan Duncan, from Happiness: How To Find It And Keep It