“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”
Recently, I have come across a lot of people being mean to each other: whether it be in real life or social media. I have been wondering why? Why can’t people be kind to each other? Is it that difficult?
Being kind has become a rare occasion that when it happens, people are shocked and it becomes the latest trendy news on social media and is labelled as “act of kindness”.
Imagine….if all the people in the world participated in this “act of kindness” how better place the world would be. One act of kindness per day can change their whole day for better.
Simply holding the door for someone whose hands are full, saying “thank you, have a nice day” to someone who served you coffee in a coffee shop, saying thanks to your driver, tipping little extra to waiters if they did a good job and being patient with those who messed it up. We are all humans and we are meant to make mistakes. No one’s perfect. Just because someone accidentally screw up doesn’t mean they don’t deserve kindness.
Just because you are having a bad day doesn’t mean you need to be mean those around you. Be someone that even when you have a bad day, you are still kind to others. Being kind doesn’t make you weak; it makes you strong.
Even if someone is mean to you because of their bad day still be kind to them. When people are unkind to others, they are the ones who most need kindness from others. Believe me, being kind is the best reaction to someone who’s being mean. It startles them and makes them rethink about their behaviour.
And last but not least ” Be kind to yourself”. You deserve it. When you are not good at some thing, when you don’t meet yours expectations or people’s expectations; don’t be hard on yourself. Be kind, accept that you are not perfect and work through it and improve yourself.