Suggested Reading List:

  • Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance by Kim Cameron
  • Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Change Our Lives by Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci
  • A Force for Good by Daniel Goleman
  • The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
  • Why Kindness Is Good for You by David Hamilton
  • Born to be Good by Dacher Keltner
  • The Compassionate Instinct by Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh andJeremy Adam Smith
  • Survival of the Nicest by Stefan Klein
  • Kindness Matters by John Magee
  • The Enlightened Heart by Stephen Mitchell
  • Random Acts of Kindness by Amy Newmark
  • Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • On Kindness by Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor
  • Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
  • Altruism by Matthieu Ricard
  • Random Acts of Kindness Then and Now by M. J. Ryan
  • The Love Response by Eva Selhub
  • Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
  • The Family of Man by Edward Steichen and Carl Sandburg
  • Kindness Boomerang by Orly Wahba
  • Kindsight by Robert Zuckerman

Take the Bekindr Challenge:

Habit change isn’t easy. Small changes can lead to big changes, so that’s where we suggest you start. Make a commitment to adding a minimum of one minute of kindness to your day. Who doesn’t have one minute to try to make their life and the lives of those around them better? Start by placing two sticky notes on the mirror where you brush your teeth. If you travel a lot, tape the note to your toothpaste. One note should say “Bekindr today.” The other note should say “What did I do to Bekindr today?” It’s that simple. By focusing on kindness twice daily, you will find it easier to incorporate acts of kindness into your life. And when you do, you will feel happier and more connected to those around you. Refer back to the long list of ways to Bekindr. If you are very pressed for time, simply smile at someone. If you have more time, there are plenty of options to try out. Try it for a few days or more and let us know how it goes. We are eager to hear your stories at Bekindr.com and on Facebook!

Consume Kindness:

  • Surround yourself with kind people.
  • Follow us on Facebook at Bekindr to get your upbeat new stories.
  • Follow the Good News Network at goodnewsnetwork.org
  • Follow kindness sites on Instagram like @kindness_hq, @kindnessnoted, and @kindnesstherapy.

Check out websites that focuses on kindness:


Visit websites that help you volunteer or donate:


Download a kindness app:

  • A Year of Kindness Acts
  • Acts of Kindness
  • Acts of Random Kindness
  • Nice Guy—the kindness app
  • Random App of Kindness
  • The Great Kindness Challenge