It costs nothing to be kind, but a simple act of kindness can impact someone for the rest of their life. A compassionate smile from a loved one, a word of admiration from a stranger, a nod of acknowledgment from a superior can bolster the fearful and weary.
You never know when someone is on the verge of quitting, on the edge of despair, or are moments away from suicide. Sometimes a single kind word or a heartfelt compliment will pull them back from the darkness. Acts of random kindness are all it takes to make our world as close to heaven as it can get.
When you love someone, you treat them kindly. But also recognize that by being kind to someone, you expand your capacity to love. The two go together, but one doesn’t always precede the other.
Have you ever performed a good deed, a favor, a random act of kindness to some stranger for no particular reason? Didn’t you feel good about that later? That’s because at the core of human nature is the desire to do good. To be men and women of character. To serve others rather than to be served. As the law of sowing and reaping takes over, all your kindness will be returned to you multiplied many times over. Routinely performing kind acts, turns into a habit of kindness, which in turn develops into a kind soul.
Anytime you can give another person’s spirits a lift, or imbue him with more life and energy, you are performing a small miracle.
“Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” Dale Carnegie.
Generously dispense words of kindness. People treasure them more than physical wealth. By being kind to others not only do we feed our own good wolf, we also provide food for the good wolf within those others.