Ok. So now it's almost Christmas, you know that time of the year when we are all pleasant and kind to each other.(even Scrooge learnt the lesson!)
SO NOW IT'S official, not simply a meaningful statement from some spiritual 'leader'. Being kind to each other is in our own best interests! What is more, 'kindness gives birth to kindness' as Sophocles said – so an act of kindness actually improves the health, physical health, of the doer – and of the receiver if that receiver also does likewise.
You are right to be sceptical. You are right to want something more than spiritual, loving theory.
So here you go – proven, verifiable, scientific FACT:
"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness". Dalai Lama
I hope, whatever your religion or non-religion, that your heart will be healthy during this Christmas period and throughout the coming years.