Geriatrician, Hospitalist, Patient Advocate, Healthcare Educator

Be Kind

Photo by Dayne Topkin

Some things to keep in mind on National Thoughtful Day on August 28th and to follow all year round:

  • Be kind to others
  • Be considerate about others around you
  • Help others if you are in a position to help
  • Put yourselves in others shoes before reacting or saying something not so nice. Remember words can hurt.
  • Be on time if you have a meeting/commitment/event. Everyone’s time is just as valuable as yours.
  • Smile
  • Be polite

Being thoughtful has many health benefits and your thoughtfulness will not only brighten up someone else’s day but also yours.

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” -Mahatma Gandhi.