Lots of bad things are happening, and it’s easy to feel angry and overwhelmed. It’s easy to want to shut it off and not think about it, and I don’t blame anyone for that. But whenever things feel overwhelming, maybe we should take a moment out of our days and consciously do something nice for someone else.

Doesn’t have to be big, doesn’t have to cost money (donations are needed in times of crisis, but not everyone is always available to provide immediately). Just perform an act of kindness. No need to brag about it, it’s just a way to help put yourself in the mindset that people are and can be good. And pay it forward if it happens upon you.