Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kindness is not REVOLUTIONARY.....

Hello Luvs,

Who could find fault in that...
Happy Tuesday (or Wednesday) to you! Today I was struck with a thought. It is not something new to me and not an 'aha' moment. In fact it is something I strive to live by everyday. What is it....random acts of kindness.

We have all had moments when we have seen someone drop items and go to help them retrieve/pick up whatever that item(s) was/were. We found a wallet sitting next to a rack in a department store and took it to the closest cashier for them to ensure that it is returned to its owner. A child is lost and calling out for their parent, and we help them return to that frantic person searching all around. You notice a driver who has been waiting for a long time to merge and you stop and wave them in. An elderly person has their hands full and you offer to return their cart for them. A person in a wheelchair at the grocery store cannot reach the item on the shelf and you offer to grab it for them.
Your heart deserves it!

The list can go on and on. Do you find yourself doing any of these random acts of kindness? I know that sometimes one sees a need and is unable to stop. Other times they walk right by knowing that they had that moment available to assist the person. The latter is inexcuseable. 

Growing up it was never optional that you helped others. You saw someone in need and you stepped in. We have unfortunately become a society where the acts I listed above have become an anomaly. There are others out there doing this....living to spread kindness and compassion. But there are not enough of us. 

These are not empty words...
People sometimes look at me with an expression of disbelief. Often remarking that their day was made and how kind I was being. WHAT?!?! My actions should be the standard for all Human Beings. Just saying I am a village person is not enough. I NEED to live it,  and I am constantly working to instill in my children the life principal that caring about the child who is headed toward injury is second nature.

So, why am I on this particular tangent? Today I realized that kindness needs to be on the forefront when it comes to rebuliding our relationships and communicating with others. It IS NOT A REVOLUTIONARY thought! Responsiblity to ourselves dictates that we do this. Not just for others, but for OUR well-being. Giving of yourselves in an unconditional way is heart healthy. There is a sense of being in the moment it brings. To me...that is priceless.

Will you join me? Will you decide that you will make the effort to make this a priority just like eating, working out, and device time. I tell you what Luvs....your heart and mind will be thankful!
PLEASE join me!

Til next time,


1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about this a lot recently. I used to always stop and help people whenever I could. But it seems lately that I haven't been helping, I think it's that I've been so busy, I don't take the time to look around me, so I don't notice people struggling. I've decided to make the effort to see others more and offer help when I can. It's not that I'm no longer kind, it's that I'm more self absorbed. That's not a good thing either. I'm resolved to spread more love in the future.