Kindness Counts

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.kindness-begins-with-me

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.

S’Agapo

Photo By Jason Coon

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Chocoviv says:

    That’s what I teach the kids!

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    1. mjaquette says:

      It’s so important!

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      1. This is SO TRUE and so important in the world we live in today! There’s so many people who thrive for success and is only thinking “me, me,me” being kind can do so much to people and it doesn’t cost anything!! Btw, you look gorgeous in that photo!! Great post!

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      2. mjaquette says:

        Thank you so much!!! I so agree with you on all of this

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  2. I am often inspired by the love and kindness the Dalai Lama spreads. Have you read any of his books? If not, I think you would enjoy them.

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    1. mjaquette says:

      I have read some of his stuff yes!!! So good!!

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  3. This is so, so true. I heard a wonderful story on the news last night. There is an immigrant who owns a restaurant in the Maritimes and he gives free food to the homeless. I found that story so touching and I hope he inspires other business owners to do the same.

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Oh wow I really love that!!! I hope so too!

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  4. Naomi (Inching Forwards) says:

    I really like this, and I definitely agree that you should be the change you want to see in the world, cliche as it is. Moaning about an unkind world won’t change it, but making someone a cup of tea when someone’s sad might. I actually think there are probably more kind things you can do without money than with it, so you’re right – no excuses!

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    1. mjaquette says:

      I love that!!! Yeah this is so important!! Xoxoxo

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  5. Sarah says:

    Very powerful, and all so true. What an awesome topic to spread around.

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Thank you so much!!! Xoxoxo

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  6. bricuzisaidso says:

    I definitely sometimes feel the need to go above and beyond when showing affection which is something I’m working on. I appreciate the little things myself so sometimes I have to realize I don’t have to go all out.
    Loving this post and your positive vibes girlie!

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    1. mjaquette says:

      You don’t have to go all out!!! Just show you care xoxoxo you’re amazing girl. Xoxoxo

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  7. Jaya Avendel says:

    Kindness truly does begin with me. It is so easy to say you live by the Golden Rule yet turn you back when it really counts. I think being grateful for all the little things in life leads to people who are more empathetic and therefor kinder.

    “How can I help?” is as powerful as “I love you.”

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Yesssss I so agree with you!!! Xoxoxo

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  8. Kindness is the pretty much the only free thing left. It costs nothing to be kind and friendly to people. This was lovely to read x

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Exactly!! It costs nothing!! Xoxoxo thank you!

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    2. mjaquette says:

      Thank you so much love! Xoxoxo

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  9. Bailey says:

    This is such an important post. Loved reading it feel like this just needs to be more considerate by people

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Thank you love! It’s so important!!

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  10. whatiwrite4 says:

    Hey there. Simply loved reading this post!
    I followed your blog.
    Keep going! ♥️

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Thank you so much!!! Xoxoxo you’re amazing!

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  11. We (humans) can be very mean to each other. The news is full of garbage and negativity that you can not allow to cloud your mind. Good points you have made in this post….showing acts of random kindness.

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Yes!!! Thank you for reading love! Xoxoxo

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  12. Zoe Meghan says:

    I loved your blog post, just an important messages to be teaching people !!

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Thank you so much!!

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  13. Great article, kindness, gentleness, understanding and tact go a long, long way!

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Thank you so much!!! Xoxoxo

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  14. Frank Dalziel says:

    Reading this article is like reading about you Mikaela! I love small random acts of kindness! And I rarely watch the news anymore as it is all bad news; perhaps like you? I recall complaining to a friend that even one good news story, big or small should be mandatory on all news. I see some in local news, but the good is edited out in favour of violence and mayhem. I find that very sad. Take care.

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