The intrinsic value of kindness is one of the first things children learn from parents, in preschool, and from the books they read. The benefits of kindness aren’t limited to what it contributes to others, however. Making a habit of being kind can have a powerful effect on the health of those who practice it. In addition to increasing the giver’s feelings of well-being and worth, kindness also reduces stress and can even contribute to reduced cholesterol and blood pressure.

Take a look at the following infographic by American book publisher Chronicle Books for fun facts on how random acts of kindness can improve your life.

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The Little Things: How Small Gestures of Kindness Go a Long Way

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