People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
― Mother Teresa
What is the meaning of Kindness? Well, according to the Websters it means to be “generous, warm~hearted, charitable, considerate, tolerant, forbearing, and agreeable.” Is this how people would describe you?
We all rub shoulders with many different types of people all day long~ do you respond with kindness as often as you can? Or perhaps you allow the challenges of your life impact how you speak to those around you. Are you reactive, sharp, defensive, or blunt? Speaking for myself; when I am responded to in such a matter I can easily have my spirit broken! Because of this I simply cannot allow myself the freedom to harm someone else in the same way.
Spring, a new season, is right around the corner. Perhaps it could be a fresh new season of Kindness for you! Listen to how you talk, filter your reactions, and decide before you start your day that you WILL choose kindness!
IF you choose this YOU will benefit most of all with a fresh sense of goodness, positive responses from others, and less conflict. When your head hits the pillow at night you may feel a real sense of satisfaction. You will be a positive influence on your family & workplace. Aren’t those GREAT reasons?
Happy Spring~ Happy NEW Season! 🙂
4 thoughts on “Commit to being KIND~~”
Well said. I couldn’t agree with you more. Today I WILL choose kindness.
I will choose as well! 🙂
Good post which has inspired me to write the following:
I am thinking of doing a kind act every day for the next year. They dont have to be huge, just anything, but at least one thing each day. I’ve been put off doing this because i thought people might think I was doing it for self glorification/egoistic etc. Well I will be of course (!) – especially if I broadcast it, which I intend to do. But the point is that all actions, I believe, are informed by mixed motives – there is always a bit of ego in there – but if I let that bother me I may stop end up doing nothing at all. Surely it is better to act than wait forever for purity of action. Anyone want to join me I’d love it if you did because maybe we can be infectious – I am thinking of starting it up on my blog?
Gulp. Did I just write this?
Hello! Love your thoughts! sounds like there’s a stirring in your heart to make a difference! I support you!! haha~~ Just do it!!!