A Simple Act of Kindness Can Make You Happy

In a 2006 study, Jorge Moll and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health found that when people give, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect. Altruistic behavior releases endorphins in the brain, producing the positive feeling known as “helper’s high.”

The act of giving could be as simple as giving someone a glass of water – exactly what one of our readers Taranveer Singh did.

Be Positive would like to congratulate Tanveer on his act of kindness. Keep up the good work!


We challenge you to do the same – a random, simple act of kindness. Buy a poor kid a toy, a story book, a pencil box or be creative in your act of kindness.
Share with us what you did in comments below.