If you do absolutely nothing else
with your life,
Kindness is simple things.
Giving an honest compliment
Giving a free hug
Asking someone how they’re doing
Smiling at someone you recognize
Smiling at someone you don’t recognize
Having a conversation about the weather
Helping someone pick up their things
Giving someone a ride home
Hold on the door for someone
Buying coffee for an acquaintance (or a stranger)
Talking to a person you don’t normally talk to
Noticing when someone is acting strangely and ask
Act as if everyone you meet is in that place.
Act as if every person you come across is going through hell.
If you knew someone was having a horrible day, you wouldn’t scowl and curse at them when they crossed your path, wasting your precious seconds.
You would be kind.
So be kind,
because you never know
what someone else is going through.
And you will never know
when the times comes
which you really need some kind act,
and someone is there for you.
In the pic is my mom and my nephew,
from whom I learned so much about kindness,
patience and silver linings.