Public Health Alert: Kindness is Contagious – by Dean Nelson

My friends, along with myself, consider me somewhat of a germaphobe. I don’t feel that I am not too obsessed with it, but I am extremely careful about touching handles and doorknobs, especially when cold and flu viruses are in full force.

My reluctancy to shake hands with people or share food and drinks may come across to others as unfriendly gestures, but for me, it is just my way of being careful. Most contagions are spread by touching something an infected person has touched and then placing your finger around your eyes, nose or mouth. My wife thinks I am being paranoid at times, however, I rarely become ill.

One contagion I would prefer to be exposed to is Kindness. I would love to catch this on a regular basis and infect others with it as well. Kindness is very contagious and can spread quickly and easily when we allow ourselves to become exposed, willing vessels.

When one becomes infected with kindness, they feel symptoms of love, empathy, concern, benevolence, appreciation and gratitude. They experience an uncontrollable desire to spread their infectious condition to others. They are profoundly aware of how the spread of this condition can improve the wellbeing of those touched by it.


An act of kindness can be transmitted from one person to another rapidly, with little or no effort. In fact, a kind thought alone can be healing and comforting. When our minds contract a case of kindness, it can spread to areas of our physical and spiritual being too. It can overcome our entire mind and body and cause a state of blissful wellbeing.

Kindness is a catalyst for change. It is a stimulus for wholeness and connectedness with the world. The spread of this condition is imminent and the consequences of contracting this contagion can bring about a worldwide epidemic of love, peace and tranquility.

If you would like more information about the effects of this condition and the possibility of becoming infected, just initiate a kind act toward someone…anyone. Speak a kind word, behave in a kind manner or do something kind for another human being or even an animal.

You will receive all the information you need just by being kind and listening with your heart for more guidance. One kind deed leads to another, and another, and another. If everyone that comes in contact with kindness spreads it to just one other person each day and that person spreads it to another, there will be an epidemic of unprecedented proportions of kindness throughout the world.

Think kind thoughts. Behave kindly. Perform kind deeds. Be kindness!

About author

This article was written by Dean Nelson

I enjoy exploring spirituality and consciousness while discovering ways of improving life for myself and others. My first book, The Experiential Approach, is listed on in paperback and Kindle versions. My goal was to be warm and passionate while inviting the reader to consider alternative means of making meaningful, positive changes in behaviors and thought processes. The Experiential Approach is the first in a series of mind, body and spirit self-help books designed to enhance life experiences by providing easy to follow exercises and thought inspiring philosophies. This book's main focus is how we can change the way we experience life. My second book, The Mindfulness Approach, is also on Amazon and Kindle. It's emphasis is on the mind-body relationship and how we can use the mind to heal the body through mindfulness and meditation. The last book in this series, The Threshold Approach, is being written at present. It concerns the mind-spirit relationship and delves into much deeper aspects of our being. This book will share insightful, yet simple, ways of crossing the threshold of consciousness into more meaningful states of spirituality and coexistence with the world we live in. Visit me at


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