a little dose of kindness goes a long way

A Little Dose of Kindness

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

Kindness is an interpersonal skill that does not cost us anything to give to others. It’s being friendly, generous and considerate to others.

Kindness is a willingness to full-heartedly celebrate someone else’s success. It also includes being kind to yourself, by taking good care of yourself.

We should in no way undermine our own self- worth at the expense of others, simply practicing kindness while up holding our integrity.

In today’s world we live such a hectic life, that too often we do not notice those around us who are lonely or hurting. Just a small kind gesture, like a smile or a quick hello, can make such a difference to their lives.

Kindness is fundamental to the human existence it has many benefits including increased happiness and a healthy heart.

So often today we hear about road rage, it causes stress and also delays, that could be avoided if just a little dose of kindness was given to one and other.

Kindness affects both the receiver and the giver, leaving a lasting impression on both.

When I worked in the insurance business, one task we were given was to walk down a busy street and smile and say hello to everyone we met.

It was surprising how much response we received. People smiled back, some said hello and others added, “have a great day’. No one just ignored us.

The smallest acts of kindness in our everyday life, has the ripple effect, try it and watch it grow.

When you see an elderly person, smile and say hello. Make eye contact, people like to be noticed. Offer a helping hand.

You may be the only contact they have had with anyone in days.

They say that kindness slows down the aging process and improves relationships. What a great gift we have to help others.

Kindness is filled with hope and we all need hope.

If we learn to reserve judgment and keep an open mind, we ease the feeling of conflict. Give people the chance to talk and listen, make it about them.

They say we get what we give, so give the gift of kindness to others, if that is what you want to receive back.

William A. Ward said, “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”

There have been many times in my life when I have felt down and unnecessary, when the smallest gesture has brighten my day and made me feel needed again. Those special acts of kindness remain with you always.

Kindness is that spirit and that faith that tells us to keep holding on, it helps us to continue through our present life situation. It can be our saving grace.

We are all on this journey together and there are difficulties, we struggle, face hardships and we endure challenges. We all share this common bond, so let us make life a little easier and help others on the way with a little dose of kindness.

– Nancy

 

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