What is kindness? Is it you helping out an old woman carry her grocery?
Or you feeding a hungry and homeless kid from the street?
What does it mean to be kind? Is it us doing things everyone tells us so we wouldn’t hurt them?
Or is it letting your cousins play with your toys even when you know they’ll destroy it?
Whatever it is, kindness is a magical thing. And when done right, it changes people’s lives.
The dictionary describes kindness as a quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
No matter who you or what you do, your ethics and behavior are what describes you. And the way you treat people is what leaves a lasting impression on others.
And if you don’t want people to presume that you’re rude and arrogant, better start treating people with kindness, eh?
Kindness might be a simple act of being friendly or considerate, but it has a much bigger impact on people than you can think.
I understand there might be days where you just want to be left out alone. But that shouldn’t stop you from being a kind human being.
However, there is one misconception that people have with kindness.
We tend to associate kindness with an expression we show just to other people.
In fact, we can show the act of kindness to other animals, birds, and plants as well.
Most importantly, we should be kind to ourselves.
We can see and feel the importance of kindness every day, all around us.
But only the ones who know the feeling of being deprived of kindness knows the true meaning and importance of kindness.
Here is why kindness is so important.
It lifts up somebody else’s mood or life.
Even the slightest act of kindness might cheer someone up immediately. For example complementing on their outfit, opening up the door, or holding the elevator, etc.
It doesn’t really take a lot of time or effort for you to be kind to others.
Your little act of kindness can fill up one’s life with magic. It has the power of inspiring others to be better and live a better life.
And when you’re kind to yourself, you’ll have the ability to spread it all around.
It makes you a better person.
The world is turning colder and harsher every day. People are ready to go to any extent to achieve what they want.
Most of us have actually forgotten how to be kind anymore.
But that doesn’t mean we should all stop. It doesn’t mean that we can’t try harder to become more kind and generous.
Your kindness and the way you treat people is what defines you. Therefore, the kinder you are, the better person you become.
It is the key to a happier life.
At the end of the day, everything we do, we do to seek happiness. So, might as well do it the right way.
It doesn’t cost you anything to be kind. In fact, it is the biggest key to living a happy life.
When you’re kind to others and yourself, you’ll find a purpose in life. And the purpose is to spread happiness and kindness everywhere.
You will inspire others to do the same from your actions. And when it spreads, the whole world will know what kindness is.
You get more than what you give.
The oldest, most known truth is probably “Karma,” you get what you give.
So, in that sense, if you spread hate and negativity, it is exactly what you’re going to get.
However, kindness is a magical thing. Because when you spread kindness among people, you’ll not just get kindness in return.
People and animals as well will love you, respect you, and be inspired by your actions.
So, when you give kindness, you get so much more back.
You’ll learn to love yourself.
One of the hardest things to do for people at this day and age is to love themselves.
As much kindness and positivity, we’d like to spread amongst others, we tend to resent ourselves more.
Which is probably the most negative and worst thing we could do to ourselves.
But when we learn to be kind and do better deeds, we will also learn to love ourselves.
We learn that it’s completely okay to be kind to ourselves and love ourselves a little more.
And most importantly it teaches us to forgive and accept ourselves despite our flaws and insecurities.