Kindness Matters – Be kind one to another

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Kindness Matters – Be kind one to another.

 

When a friend said to me that it seems no one talks about kindness anymore, I knew it was time to update and share this blog.

 

 

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Kindness Matters – Be kind one to another

 

My husband gave me a set of daily journals that track habits, gratitude, mood, and some other things. Then there’s a weekly recap with more questions. One of which is, “What are 3 kind things you did this week?” This question really made me stop and think.

Kindness means being considerate of others and that thought prompted me to ask my private Facebook group this question. “What would be some kind acts that you could do?” Here are some of their answers.

           Volunteer

            Visit someone in a nursing home

            Take someone a meal

            Listen to others

            Send a card

            Hugs, smiles

 

I loved their answers and I realized these are all great ideas for random acts of kindness. These acts of kindness don’t need to be big. Even small acts can make a difference in someone’s day.

 

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Here are a few of the other responses that friends posted…

 

“Being kind to others could possibly build strong bridges. Being kind to others shows empathy, character, and putting others before yourself. Be there for others and spread kindness.” – DW

 

“Kindness reflects empathy and respect. It sets us apart in a world that has become increasingly polarized, where hate seems to have grown. We are commanded to love one another, and kindness reflects that love. Being both the donor and recipient of kindness makes for a happier, more civilized existence.” SD

 

“Kindness is like light at the end of a tunnel. You see it and are so grateful for that instead of the darkness that floods your soul.” – JF

 

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Kindness Matters

 

Earlier today as I was coming out of the grocery store, I passed a much older woman walking with a cane that had plastic flowers tied on it. She had on a yellow hat and her bright orange hair showed around the edges. I thought she was adorable and I just offered, “Good morning.” She stopped almost with tears in her eyes and said, “I’m so old and no one ever speaks to me.”

You’ve probably received a similar reaction to your own kindness. In fact, her response meant as much to me as I think my comment meant to her.

 

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While you may think of doing kind things for people outside your home, kindness does start at home. Be sure to show kindness to your spouse, kids, parents, and even… don’t forget to be kind to yourself.

 

A friend said to me that we do not talk about kindness anymore. Perhaps we don’t. And perhaps we don’t express kindness enough.

 

Even though my journal asks for only 3 kind acts every week, I want to challenge you, and myself, to search for something kind you can do every day.

 

Let me know about your kind experiences.

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Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 ESV

 

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Luke 6:35 NIV

 

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Other articles you will enjoy…

Kindness is free. Sprinkle it everywhere.

Embrace the Power of Gratitude

A Loving Kindness Meditation

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14 Comments

    • Oluchi Taylor

      This is awesome. The world does need more kindness!

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  1. Susan Whited

    In performing acts of kindness, we benefit ourselves. Doing good for others is medicine for the soul.

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  2. Riyah Speaks

    This really made me think. My wellness journey asks for one act of kindness a day and I’m trying hard to do so. Being kind is so important especially during these hard times

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  3. Fern

    When I think of people who have supported me, it has been with small kind gestures and not large ones. Great post.

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  4. Tracy McHugh

    This is such a sweet post a great reminder. Sometimes we get stuck in our own routine. I have made a point when our in public to at least make eye contact with a smile at the very least and find that usually impacts people.

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  5. Fonda @Savvy Southern Chic

    Great points! I often give random compliments to strangers while shopping or waiting in line. It really brightens their day. They often react as if no one compliments anyone anymore, which is said. It costs nothing to say or do something kind.

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  6. Julianne

    Such a beautiful and important post. Kindness is the greatest gift that we can give to another person! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  7. Rebecca Barker

    We try to do one random act of kindness a month
    This will inspire

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  8. Amanda

    Awe I really love this! The story about the adorable lady who was in tears just to have someone talk to her made me really think. Kindness can go such a long way! Thank you for the reminder!

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  9. Hari

    Being kind to one another is integral and it definitely gives us peace in many ways. Wonderful read!

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  10. Carolyn M

    I saw a bumper sticker the other day that I just loved:

    Humankind-be both!

    Just a smile can go a long way.

    Linked is my post: Giving is Living

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