Kindness has been shown to cause a ripple effect. Research proves that if you show kindness to one person, that person will show kindness to four people and those four people will show kindness to four more people and so on. Kindness releases “feel-good” hormones, like oxytocin and endorphins, that reduce stress, anxiety, depression and can lower blood pressure and even increase your happiness and life span. Compassionate giving benefits the giver and recipient. Exchanges of kindness can change you-- and the world.