Kindness

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

Kindness was alive and prevalent in the 50s and 60s, I think any way. Folks now days seem to have a bur under their saddle. There is so much hostility in the world. I don’t know if it is because their undies are too tight or maybe there is a lot more stress in the world today.

The good thing about kindness is it doesn’t cost you anything. It’s free and it can make such a difference in someone’s life including yours.

There are so many simple acts of kindness that we can perform also. Smile at someone, open the door for someone, compliment someone, or just say “hi” and ask them how they are doing.

You have 30 items in your cart and the person behind you has 1. Let them go ahead of you in line.

I know people can be rude. Always remember there may be a reason for their rudeness. A family member might have died, their spouse might have left them, or they might have been hit with a medical bill they can’t afford. There are all kinds of reasons, just remember that before you judge them.

I can remember when kindness abound in the farming communities. They always helped each other. Even they have changed. With a hay shortage some years back in Texas, farmers in other states took advantage of Texas farmers and was selling them hay at over inflated prices. There were some though who out of kindness just gave them the hay to feed their animals.

We as a society need to bring kindness back into the world in epidemic proportions. Set a goal of doing 3,10 or even more acts of kindness a day. Hate can be eradicated with love and kindness. Let’s make the rest of 2019 the “Year of Kindness”.

Remember to spread the love and be kind to one another.

7 thoughts on “Kindness

  1. One of my favorite Mark Twain sayings…and he had a ton of them.

    You are right of course, kindness has been getting short changed for quite some time…and with it, customer service, jobs in which kindness is essential for success.

    One smile can make immeasurable differences to countless others. I watched a friend of my daughters compliment a woman on her blouse as we walked thru a store. I had noticed the woman looking fit to be tied, and seconds later, she shook her head and smiled, took a deep sigh, but walked on smiling. For that brief moment, I mean how long does it take to say “that blouse is beautiful on you”, that woman’s whole attitude changed! The personalization of “on you”, made it more than a clothing compliment, it reflected on the woman too… A small kindness that was just what the stranger needed. 3-4 seconds.

    The karma back is 10 fold. It’s not hard to smile at others…even a weak smile of acknowledgement is appreciated. A door held open for another…those seemingly little things mean so much to the mom wrestling 3 under 6 out of a store, an elderly person not able to decide between brands or can’t read fine print on a package to make sure no allergens are inside.

    Like you, I smile, hold doors, say please and thank you, especially these last two.

    Kindness. Over looked. Yet holds so much power.

    Thank you my friend for another thought provoking, beautiful post.

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