“Be kind to unkind people. They need it most”. Ashleigh Brillian
This quote is often reiterated by many people, but extremely difficult to follow through. Hate often spreads like wild fire, and leaves a bitter mark on innocent hearts. But I believe that kindness brightens our world. It can change perspectives, turn a dire situation around and bring hope to mankind.
Often, when we turn on the television or flip today’s newspaper, we come across unsettling headlines, followed by disheartening news. While there are several things that are well beyond our control and reach, be assured that we can still bring light into the darkest of corners.
Kindness starts within us. When we exude happiness and kindness, we are reinforcing LOVE. I am inspired by love. Love encompasses empathy, compassion and kindness. We are all brilliant, unique individuals who are capable of giving love and kindness to each other. When I look for something encouraging, I always go back to the times I have been showered with kindness when I needed it most. These are the things that keep me going.
Kindness renews my spirit. It is often difficult to show kindness to those who has spewed hate towards our direction. It may be even tempting to be trapped in the vicious cycle of hate. But what makes love rise beneath it all? That is kindness. As Ashleigh Brilliant had so eloquently put it so, unkind people need love and kindness the most.
Where can I apply this in my life?
I believe we can all use, and give, a little more kindness. I believe it can be done anywhere in our lives. At the store, on the roads, at home, at work, in any and every situation. Even if you don’t think you have anything to gain from being kind, do it anyway, for the cost is negligible.
If we take the time to think about it, we have an unlimited well of kindness within ourselves. We can be kind to anyone, and not have any less to give to the next person. Yes, we can get tired of it. Yes, we can get bored with it. Yes, it can hurt if we expect something in return. But we still have more to give, if we so choose.
It’s our choices of how we react, or ignore, that can make a difference in their lives.
I challenge you to try to change how you would react to one person this week. maybe let me know how it went. I’d love to hear how it goes. I bet that the person it makes the greatest impact on will be you!
Enjoy your day! and thanks for reading.