Kindness and Joy: Expressing the Gentle Love

Harold G. Koenig, M.D. (Templeton Foundation Press, 2006)

*also available in audio book

In this inspirational book, Dr. Koenig explains what kindness is and what it is not, outlines steps to help a person become more kind and to express it in everyday situations. He describes research showing that people who care about others live longer, happier, and more fulfilling lives. Kindness puts us in touch wit a deep sense of joy – the joy of lifting another’s burden, the joy of being of service, and the joy of transcending our selfish desires to care for another. Kindness and joy are deeply connected and are as readily accessible as the next small courtesy you pay to another.