I know how important kindness is, I know how important it is for other people and for ourselves. With so much going on in this world, sometimes we forget that a simple hello, or a smile can go such a long way. Your act of kindness may be one that someone hasn’t had for a long time. A smile and a nice gesture can change a life.
When life gets rough, it can be hard to focus on the good, we keep wanting to focus on what is going on in our lives and how we can fix it. We can forget how something so small can make us feel human, connected, loved, and respected. Everyone is fighting many battles in their own lives. The happiest person also struggles deeply because we are all human no matter what face we may put on. The kindness of even just one person has the power to turn a day around and even change a life. Make someone’s day today, smile, let them go ahead of you in line, give a hug, check in on a loved one, treat others the way you want to be treated. YOU can truly make a difference!
With Valentine’s Day approaching this Thursday, I felt the urge to write a blog about love. This blog holds true not only on Valentine’s Day, but throughout the whole year. Some of us are in brand new relationships, others have been married for years, some of us might be in tricky love situations, and some will be single. No matter your status on Valentine’s Day, please remember that sharing love should not only be set aside for a special day, it should be something practiced daily.
We as human beings have so much power and influence to change the world one act of kindness at a time. We often go throughout our day not realizing the positive impact that we have made on other’s lives. That smile that you gave someone in the store could be the reason why someone won’t give up on life, something small like holding the door open for someone, or helping someone cross the street could be all it takes to restore someone’s faith in humanity. No act of kindness is too small. We tend to forget the impact that our actions have on others. Sadly, in today’s society, respect and true genuineness are few and far between making kindness and love an even more precious gem.
The beautiful thing is that loving someone and sharing kindness don’t have to cost a thing. Sure, we can give gifts, or pay for someone’s dinner, but the simple kind of love requires nothing but to be given. A hug, a smile, a kind word costs absolutely nothing, yet what is reaped is beyond any sort of payment, it’s truly priceless. The feeling of having another individual value you and love you as a person is such a beautiful thing. This can be any sort of relationship…family, friendships, lovers, etc. A tight hug can offer so much comfort and acceptance. A smile gives another human being a feeling of approval and welcoming. Simply saying a few kind words like “please” and “thank you,” or giving a sincere compliment can bring two people closer and do wonders for the soul.
As Valentine’s Day approaches us this week, please be reminded how much you as a human being add value to the world and the lives around you. Your spirit, your beautiful soul, your love, is meant to be shared to bring light into this world. Slowly by slowly we can all make a difference today and everyday, for in the end love conquers all!