Open a newspaper, catch the 7 o’clock news, or scroll through social media and you’re likely to find more than your fair share of gloomy headlines. In the face of seemingly endless bad news it is worth reminding yourself that there are thousands of good people doing their best to make the world a little better each day. You might even be one of them.
They say a little kindness can go a long way, and as anyone who’s ever tried to change lanes in horribly gridlocked traffic can attest to, the simple act of another motorist giving you a gap can make all the difference to your mood. According to the South African National Blood Service the relatively easy good deed of donating just one unit of blood can help save can help save as many as three people’s lives, proving that even the smallest act of kindness matter.