No one is ever too influential or rich to not be kind. No one…. No one is too famous to not lend a helping hand or word, or just be there if needed. No one.
We honestly never can know the full impact of just taking the time to reach out. Kindness is hard to find these days; the media splashes all the political drama, celebrity drama, and world drama on the front page. Mostly the news always seems to be filled with bad news and depressing pictures, which celebrity is cheating on their significant other, etc. You start to almost go on autopilot flipping through article after article that could be cookie cutters just change some names around….. With all this going on we often don’t hear about the daily acts of random kindness around the world. The average people who went out of their way to make a change and fix something they saw needed fixing. They took the initiative and were the change they wanted to see in the world. We may not see these acts in the daily news, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do these acts and be kind ourselves.
I a while back wrote about the give love get love act. The act of passing it on and watching the ripple effect happen. I wanted to touch on this again because it is so important for our world. We all want to see change, we want to see more good in the world, and more love, more kindness, but often enough we just wait on the sidelines for this to happen. Well news flash and wake up alert, if we just wait and wait nothing will happen. This goes for everything in life. We have to be proactive and purposeful in our intent and actions. We have to always go after what we want out of life because no one else is going to do that for us. If we want to see something change then we have to be that change or make that change. If we want to see more love and kindness out there in the world that has to start with us, and not one of us is too good to be unkind to those around us. No excuse is good enough for you to be rude, and unloving to those around you.
Being kind and loving doesn’t have to be huge either. You don’t have to blow people away by HUGE acts of kindness all the time. Sometimes people think, “oh I don’t have much materially so it wouldn’t be as special because I can’t pamper this person or make this huge difference in the world.” WRONG any act of kindness and love big or small is so freaking important. If you are sharing from the heart and truly caring the act is incredible no matter the size. It’s the thought that counts, is what we say often, and it truly is. When we do something out of love and want to honestly help someone else out without expecting anything in return, that is true kindness. That is the type of news that should be shared on the news sites and social media sites. The random acts of kindness average people do every day for others expecting nothing back. Just that ripple effect spreading out hopefully all over the world.
What are average daily ways to be kind then? What are things you can do that could possibly change another person’s day for the better? Put yourself in other people’s shoes…. How would you like to be treated? And then go from there. It’s the little things that count. Holding a door open for someone, complimenting something beautiful you see, applauding someone on a talent or gift they have, etc. Take the time to acknowledge others and make others feel special. Look around you and take everything in. Always be thinking, how can I make this situation better? How can I help? Be proactive…. I really like that word. I like the thought of purposefully doing something, intentionally and with no mistake. You are putting your time and effort into that act. Live life with purpose and always be on the look out to lend a helping hand. We always appreciate when someone lends us a helping hand so why not repay the favor. Live each day by the golden rule and do unto others as you would want done unto you.
Photo By Jason Coon