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