Kindness never goes to waste.
In fact, the world needs more of it every single day, and we need more of it every hour of the day. Everyone has kindness in them, even when others don’t necessarily see it. We also know there is kindness in all of us deep inside.
But it does not really matter what others think because we know what we think and what we want. That is what is important at the end of the day.
To be kinder and bring out the innate goodness in all of us, here are our top tips:
Be kind to yourself
The first act of kindness should be towards oneself. Why? We can never truly be kind to others if we do not treat ourselves well. How you treat yourself will manifest on how you treat those around you.
Share your blessings by giving back. You may not realize it, but a lot of people need a little bit of help and a lot of kindness. You can start by doing volunteer work or donating to a charity. It does not have to be cash; it can be old books, used clothes and other things which can still be of use. Not only you can help those who are in need, you can also avoid clutters at home.
If we can’t do anything else, we can spread positivity. This is an immense kindness and will be appreciated by others who are feeling down and losing hope. When one clings to hope, a lot could change, lives could change, and dreams could be rekindled. Set an example by showing the bright side of things even when it may seem hopeless. Positive people are kind people, after all.
Show your smile to the world and let the world smile back at you. Smile your way through the day, even when you are going through something hard. When you smile, you light up your world, and you light up the world of others because they can see you handling it well. Smile to the cashier, to the waitress, to your husband, family, children and even the stranger you see on the street. Smile connects hearts and lightens the mood.
Kindness, big or small, matters a lot. May we always be ready to be kind.
This article was originally posted by http://healthdelight.com/. Reposted with permission.