Kindness

IMG_4050The last month has been challenging to say the least. Between hurricanes, earthquakes, and shootings, there’s a lot more bad in our newsfeeds, on our TVs, and in our conversations.

I don’t know the answers. What I do know is that we should all make an extra effort to be kind to each other. God knows we could all use it; some more than others.

Being kind is easy, really requires no effort, and can make an enormous impact on the person on the other end of it. Don’t be so quick to judge a point a finger. No one wants to hear ” I told you so” or ” you’re wrong.” They want to hear ” how can I help,” ” I’m here for you,” and ” you’re not alone.”

Think about the last time you had a bad day and someone did something nice for you. How did it make you feel? At worst, it made you feel better. At best, it changed your whole day! Never happened? All the more reason for you to set the tone. Your kindness not only affects others but it sets the tone of your day as well.

Why not try it?

And one last thing, and this is important, don’t wait until you think someone needs it. Do it all the time.

There’s a saying I’ve seen a few times and today really resonates with me.

” kindness. It doesn’t cost a damn thing. Sprinkle that shit everywhere.”

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