How do you choose kindness every day? There is consistent research that shows the benefits of adding more random acts of kindness into your days. We recommend adding a few of the following books about kindness to your library to stay inspired to do more good deeds and small kind actions.
Here are some inspirations for your next read. The wisdom on these pages will help you stay motivated to be kinder to yourself and those around you. Topics ranging from better relationships to a positive body image are included reminding us of the importance of spreading kind acts and words everywhere you go.
1. Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone by Adrienne Bankert
Good Morning America correspondent and anchor Adrienne Bankert teaches us the hidden power of kindness in this impactful book. Kindness can be so much more than just getting along with others and coming off as nice.
In Your Hidden Superpower, we learn to use kindness as our secret weapon in the workplace. Cultivating a positive attitude and focusing on human kindness are the things that will set you apart. Given the chaos in the world today, this is true now more than ever.
This book offers us a shift in our perspective. This shift will allow us to see the superpower of these simple kind acts. In addition, the positive impacts of creating habits and reaping the associated benefits when we choose kindness in our personal and professional lives. Finally, this book teaches us how being kind can invigorate our creativity and passion, to be more authentically ourselves.
2. Deep Kindness: A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think, Talk, and Act in Kindness by Houston Kraft
This book moves beyond the surface level cliche sayings that often get thrown around and lends authenticity to the discussion around kindness. Especially in a world where we are more anxious and depressed than ever, this book provides steps towards healing our collective wounds.
Deep Kindness conveys its point by combining narrative with kind deeds to demonstrate how these shifts in perspective impact our lives. You will learn how actions may have a ripple effect on those around us and beyond. In reality, taking these simple actions is what the world needs the most right now. Finally, use this deep dive on the subject as a blueprint to provoke more profound thoughts on the subject and inspire you to choose kindness.
3. The Negativity Remedy: Unlocking More Joy, Less Stress, and Better Relationships Through Kindness by Nicole Phillips
The world is full of inconvenient or unfortunate events that may make us feel frustrated or overwhelmed. This book shifts the focus to the thing we can control, our actions and reactions. The Negativity Remedy is a balance of science and stories. Above all, this book teaches us how making a shift in our perspective and actions helps us respond kindly.
Use this book to move beyond negative thought patterns that may be holding you back or damaging relationships. This mental shift has a profound and powerful impact if applied continuously to everyday life. This book helps you deal with difficult people by shifting focus to what you can control—the world within you as opposed to the world around you.
4. HumanKind by Brad Aronson
The author, Brad Aronson, was presented with a life-changing event when his wife was diagnosed with leukemia. Brad spent much of his time caring for his sick wife and young son. During this time, he was overwhelmed by the abundance of kind acts from everyone from loved ones to strangers.
These demonstrations of kindness ranged from large to small and touched Brad’s heart. These acts inspired this book. It is a compilation of the most impactful stories on the transformative power that comes when we choose kindness. Some stories are from the people who helped out his family, and some are from around the world.
Furthermore, Brad gives you information on simple ways you can have an impact personally. This book offers some respite from the negativity of news feeds and will help you to feel good. Best of all, the author’s royalties go to support Big Brothers Big Sisters.
5. Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community by Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a kindness advocate. Regardless of who you are or where you came from, she believes in the importance of being yourself. Lady Gaga worked with her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, to create The Born This Way Foundation. The goal of this nonprofit is to make the world a braver and kinder place.
Through the stories in this book, you will learn that kindness is universal. It is a compilation of stories of kindness, resilience, and bravery from young people worldwide.
These heartwarming stories of communities, neighborhoods, and organizations spread the message in new and exciting ways. Check out this inspiring read. You will not be disappointed.
6. Kindness and Wonder: Why Mr. Rogers Matters Now by Gavin Edwards
Gavin Edwards gives a spirited perspective on the story of Mister Rogers’ core message. You may fondly remember the kind man always dressed in a cardigan. He taught children the important lessons of compassion, generosity, and, most importantly, to be themselves.
This book gives us insight into the history and creative vision behind the childhood classic, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. During his thirty-plus years on the air, the work of Fred Rogers impacted hundreds of thousands of PBS viewers. Do yourself a favor and check out this feel-good book. You will learn how relevant this pop culture icon remains to this day.
7. Be Kind: A Year of Kindness, One Week at a Time by Melissa Burmester
This book offers weekly motivation and musings to inspire readers to choose kindness. The reader is given a roadmap to an entire year of kind deeds. It is laid out in a week-by-week format and complete with illustrations.
For your convenience, Mellissa Burmester breaks each week into three parts. Every week, you are presented with research, information on the impact of kind deeds, and a suggested act of kindness. In addition, it features encouraging quotes and a section for you to journal and collect your thoughts.
8. No More Fighting: The Relationship Book for Couples: 20 Minutes a Week to a Stronger Relationship by Alicia Muñoz
Who wouldn’t want a more peaceful relationship? It may be true that every couple is bound to hit a rough patch here and there. Learning to resolve these occasional issues is crucial. Relationship road bumps dealt with properly allow the couple to learn from them and move forward.
Amazingly, the book offers these solutions in as little as 20 minutes a week. Imagine you can improve your communication with your partner and address relationship issues in that short time. No More Fighting offers exercises to help improve the relationship and learn to resolve many typical relationship conflicts.
You will learn to develop a more understanding, caring, and accepting relationship with fewer problems along the way. This book is well worth the investment.
9. Beyond Addiction by Jeffrey Foote, PHD, Carrie Wilkens, PHD, and Nicole Kosanke, PHD, with Stephanie Higgs
Beyond Addiction offers a revolutionary approach to treating addiction and other compulsive behaviors using positive reinforcement and kindness. This revolution in addiction treatment comes from leaders on the cutting edge of advanced addiction treatment in the United States.
So many people have had their lives touched by addiction. This book offers a refreshing approach using the best groundbreaking advice available through modern science. If you know someone who is suffering from addiction, pick up this book today.
Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out—and Never Say Diet Again by Rebecca Scritchfield
Are you looking to quit dieting while learning to have a better, healthier relationship with yourself in the process? This anti-diet book offers some practical guidelines to take care of your physical and mental health by shifting your perspective and focusing on your values.
There are four principles discussed in the book, and they all focus on moving you towards the meaningful life you desire. These principles are like steps that guide you to a more practical approach suited to you as an individual.
Use this book to stop the self-torture and silence that inner critic. All the while, you will be learning to make healthy choices and offering love and acceptance to your body.
The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life—Tenth Anniversary Edition by Piero Ferrucci
First released in 2006, this classic shows you how your kind acts will lead to a more fulfilling life. Written by Piero Ferrucci, who is among the most respected transpersonal psychologists in the world.
Deciding to choose kindness and generosity can offer a path to happiness and a more fulfilling life. Better yet, the book teaches us that our actions also increase the happiness of those around in the process. In the book, we learn that the kindest people thrive and enable those around them to thrive as well.