You can only act kindly when you think positively. It is an expression of your thought! You can’t fake it. It comes from the heart! Thought becomes your words.
You can be kind to someone if you already have a positive preconceived idea about that person or thing, but your kindness disappears when you have negative thoughts about the same person or thing.
A mother’s love is the highest kindness. Everyone has experienced it. He is the symbolic embodiment of kindness, so we can all learn what kindness is. Kindness is love expressed without expecting anything in return.
If we can emulate that same love for everyone around us, we would be in a wonderful world! Kindness is expressed in the same way whether it is directed at an infant, toddler, adult, or senior citizen, but we often choose to differentiate ourselves from different people based on our own biases.
It is often seen that one can be kind to one’s own child, but not to one’s neighbor’s child. One can be kind to their family when they need something from them, but not when the family needs something from that one!
Kindness is helping when needed, with what you can, when you can, even if it’s just a smile, a hug, or a listening ear. Others might express their kindness in other ways, that’s okay because it’s neither a competition nor a standard. Kindness does not mean that you agree with others all the time. It means you agree to disagree, you agree to live and let live. People often confuse being nice with being kind.
It’s like reputation and character. Reputation is how others perceive you, while character is who you are. Being nice is based on how people see you, and being kind is how you see yourself. Only when you are satisfied and happy can you show kindness. If you feel inadequate in your life, that will also be expressed.
Being kind could be interpreted as weakness and taken advantage of, but a kind person also forgives. Kindness means being kind even in times of meanness.
In times of darkness, one often thinks of a kind person. absence is felt more often than presence.
Why is kindness needed?
Scott Adams said, “Remember, there is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Each action creates a wave with no logical end.
There are plenty of people who are less fortunate in terms of resources, health, physical and mental, and family. First, we need to count our blessings. Helen Keller quotes “I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man without feet” only then do you feel empathy, compassion for others and gratitude for what you have!
What are some ways we can show kindness? There are several ways… Choose to add an extra coin when parking than required, someone can get an advantage. Drop change to charity after shopping, fill water in a large pot or lemonade in another pot outside the home for unknown pedestrians on the street to quench their thirst, water the plants, feed the birds and animals, feed the hungry when they are outside and when they approach you with food in restaurant. Nothing you do for others is insignificant.
Go ahead and do something good for others what you can, when you can, with what you have to put a smile on that face. Do it with the elderly, people in homes, terminally ill people, homeless people and lonely people. You will make a big difference in their lives. They often need us to shut up and listen to them. Did you notice that these two words have the same letters?
How can we be kind?
Kindness starts at home, be kind to your family members. You are where you are thanks to them. You parents, your siblings, relatives, co-workers, subordinates and superiors have all contributed in one way or another.
One thing I learned from my mother is, ‘Learn to look at the positive aspects of everyone in your life and remember them forever. If you encounter negative memories of others, you will immediately forget them, only then will kindness, compassion and forgiveness flow out of them. She also said, “Try not to judge anyone by their behavior, people are inherently kind and compassionate but the challenges they have faced in life and on a particular day make them different. By being kind, you can make a big difference in their lives.