“Acts of kindness, even in the simplest ways, are what make our lives meaningful, bringing happiness to ourselves and others.” – The Dalai Lama
Kindness is described as a state of being gentle, considerate and caring. When we give from the heart, the giver and receiver feel uplifted. A smile goes a long way to brighten someone’s day. Today place your focus on being an ambassador of kindness through your thoughts, words and actions. Being kind and compassionate makes a difference in the world. For every kindness you extend toward yourself and others, hatred, violence and aggression are counter balanced with compassion.
Take time to fill your life with the spirit of kindness 🙂
Listen with caring – with unconditional positive regard and a desire to learn (Carl Jung). This intention is communicated from your heart to others and creates a connection that is free of judgments and filled with curiosity. Let others know that you really hear them with a gesture or phrase. The gift of listening allows others to feel special. Every act of kindness grows the spirit and strengthens the soul.
Speak with courtesy – Use your body language and words that honor and empower instead of diminish. Look into another’s eyes with care and monitor your tone of voice. Avoid critical statements and labels, do not interrupt, paraphrase what you hear, and offer compliments. The gift of respectful conversation honors you and others through your words.“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
Act with compassion – Behaviors grounded in compassion spread harmony into your environment and enhance your sense of well-being. This says to the person receiving your help, gift, or hug that you value them. Smiles and compliments are easy to do every day. The gift of compassionate action reminds people they are not alone.
I intend to make kindness a priority in my daily life. Through my words and actions, I hope to make a positive contribution to myself, others and my community. Kindness allows each of us to do something thoughtful for another, and by giving, we also receive. Life seems to be at its best in those moments. Will you join me?
Be Well my Lovelies,
Oms and Kisses