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World Kindness Day

kindessDo you know November 13th is World Kindness Day? Here at the NC SweetPotato Commission, we take being kind – or as we say, being sweet – very seriously.

In fact, kindness makes us happier, according to The Huffington Post. On a biochemical level, it is believed that the good feeling we get is due to elevated levels of dopamine in the brain. Layman’s terms? We get a natural high from being kind, often referred to as “Helper’s High.”

If you’re looking to brighten someone’s day, put a smile on someone’s face or just feel good about yourself – here are 7 acts of “sweetness” to celebrate World Kindness Day:

  1. Volunteer at a local food bank
  2. Bring a bowl of sweetpotato chili to a sick friend
  3. Call your grandparents to say you’re thinking about them
  4. Smile at everyone you encountersweetpotatopie-1024x790
  5. Bake a loved one a sweetpotato pie
  6. Pay for a stranger’s parking meter
  7. Write uplifting words of wisdom on a sticky note and place them on your mirror

We also know that when we’re kind, we inspire others to be kind. So this World Kindness Day, be sure to tag @Sweet_Taters to pass along your sweet acts to others!root-2