2020: The Year We Got Better

A recent poll conducted as a joint venture among OnePoll and the charity Eyes of Hope suggests that, while many acknowledge the difficulties of 2020, just as many acknowledge that it has also, in some ways, help to make them better people.

The poll, which surveyed 2,005 Americans, revealed a specific theme of cultivating care for our neighbors. Examples of how this has played range from 87% of respondents indicating that they have donated a portion of their paycheck, despite their own financial difficulties, to smaller acts of kindness including helping a stranger across the street, taking out their neighbor’s trash, walking a neighbor’s dog, or shoveling someone else’s property when it snow.

Overall, 72% of those who participated in the survey said they found themselves caring about the health and well-being of others significantly more in the past year. Want some more ideas of how to incorporate kindness into your own life, or stories of how others are already doing so? Check out https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/!