No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
To be kind is easy. But still kindness is not a common thing anymore or at least that is what it feels like.
I can only tell from my own experiences but I often smile at strangers, just random people that I am passing on my way and the reactions can be really different.
Some people smile back, some people ignore it. But that is not what I find sad, on bad days why should you smile back at someone when you don’t feel like it. Although they probably did feel better even if just for a second.
What I find sad are those moments when people look at you surprised as if no ever smiled at them. And that is probably how it really is. But it is not that hard to smile, is it?
The thing is not only do you brighten someone else’s day, you also feel better about your own. Because you should know that no matter how small you think your act of kindness is, it could be the world to another person or at least brighten up their day. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
You ever heard about the saying that the small things are those that matter. That also counts for being kind.
It doesn’t take much to be kind. You don’t have to have a lot of money or money at all, you don’t need a good job or anything else to be kind. You need no specific personality to be kind; everyone is capable of being kind.
But most people only express it to those people close to them and that is a …. good beginning.
Yeah sure, there are different ways to be kind. You can be kind to your friends and listen to what they are saying, show them that you care. And I am not saying that that is not important because it really is.
But kindness is nothing big so why should you leave it only to those close to you?
You don’t know about the problems some else is having, you don’t know if the person you just passed may have suicidal thoughts or something bad happened in their life. And maybe they don’t have a good friend who listens to them.
But that is what I am trying to say; no matter what exactly upset that stranger you should know that everyone has to face battles in their life and you could be the source of them feeling better.
And even if a person is feeling good anyway just top it and make it better for example through a smile. The thing is: There should be no reason to be kind.
What is your random act of kindness you did today?
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