March 11, 2020

The Value of Random Acts of Kindness

Holding a bouquet of tulips

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – Dalai Lama

A change in life’s plan – whether temporary or more long-term – can be a difficult time for individuals and their loved ones. At Privatus, we go the extra mile to help our clients through those times and make sure each and every day has a little slice of happiness. The way we go about that is simple: random acts of kindness.

Kindness, defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, is at the core of what we do. From the moment we arrive at your home to the moment we leave, and even beyond, we are constantly thinking about what our clients might need to feel more at home and comfortable.

Beyond thought, though, is action. Little things like making coffee for a family member without being asked, stopping to help a neighbor with their groceries, or staying late at the office to help a coworker are all considered random acts of kindness.

Science shows that kindness is linked to both happiness and contentment. We also know that we ourselves are happier when we display kindness to others, and that kindness is a great treatment for pain or depression.

The kind of feel good energy that comes from engaging in random acts of kindness also tends to have ripple effects on others in our lives, creating a virtuous cycle. There’s a reason so many people have latched on to the idea of “paying it forward.”

At Privatus, we know that the value of the world around us can be impacted by the care and energy we put into it. By engaging in random acts of kindness – both while on the job and in the rest of our lives – we feel we can make an even bigger positive impact on the world.