Now that the holidays are over, you may notice that people aren’t holding doors anymore and saying thank you. It’s as if once the holiday season is over, so are the niceties.

Imagine how much better we’d feel if we extended the spirit of kindness beyond Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Follow these tips from the Council For Relationships to keep the spirit of giving all year long.

Altruism benefits the receiver and the giver
Giving often helps relieve depression, loneliness, sadness, hopelessness
Small acts of kindness reap big rewards
Try brainstorming a list of small acts
Giving makes for a better life

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