Let’s all do our bit and be kind to one an­other

Llanelli Star - - Letters -

THERE’S lots to be said about the wis­dom that comes with age and ex­pe­ri­ence, and that was ev­i­dent at the 50+ an­nual fo­rum at the Na­tional Botanic Gar­dens on Fri­day where hun­dreds of peo­ple gath­ered to dis­cuss the ben­e­fits of be­ing kind to one an­other.

It was a record-break­ing turn-out for the event, where peo­ple had the op­por­tu­nity to make new friends, get in­for­ma­tion from a range of ser­vices and hear key note speeches on var­i­ous top­ics of in­ter­est.

It was also an op­por­tu­nity to seek the views of peo­ple on the range of ser­vices the coun­cil and our part­ners pro­vide.

Talk of the day though was the con­cept of kind­ness, and en­cour­age­ment that great things are pos­si­ble with only the most sim­ple acts of gen­eros­ity.

Ac­cord­ing to sci­en­tific re­search, per­form­ing an act of kind­ness can im­prove men­tal health and even re­lieve phys­i­cal pain.

It also de­vel­ops strong, mean­ing­ful re­la­tion­ships and friend­ships.

It doesn’t have to be a grand ges­ture – be­ing kind could sim­ply mean having a chat with a neigh­bour over the gar­den fence; or it could be of­fer­ing to fetch some­thing for a friend when you nip in to town.

So let’s all do our bit and be kind to one an­other – it costs noth­ing, but so much can be gained in re­turn.

Co­me­dian Phil Evans from Am­man­ford is known as the man who puts the “cwtsh” into com­edy

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