Spend time with giving people. Witnessing others’ acts of kindness can make us want to be more helpful.
Remember those commercials where someone offers his umbrella to a rain-soaked stranger? According to research in the journal Psychological Science, watching people perform altruistic acts doesn’t just feel good — it makes us want to be good too. Kindness is contagious, so surround yourself with giving people. In doing so, you will provide positive role models for your kids, who might just grow up to be the kind of Good Samaritans that make others want to be better people too.