Sunday, January 19, 2014
Kindness : the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
It's a very simple word, really. It does not require lengthy explanations or lend itself to writing whole books about like LOVE or PEACE.
Kindness is more about doing than about philosophizing. It also usually does not cost much. Kindness only requires that we want others to be well and to do well and to be willing to put minimal effort into making this happen. Kindness can be as simple as a smile. It can also mean to say something nice to someone even if we don't have to, just to make their day a little better. It can mean to give food to the hungry or to help a neighbor fix something or to pick up a lost dog and take it to a shelter. Kindness has many faces but it is always about action.
Kindness is like smiling in that it almost always makes us feel better when we are doing it. It is a good reminder that we often only get to keep what we have first given away.
Have a great weekend and make yourself feel better.