Kindness: “The quality of being friendly, generous and considerate.”
So lately I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness and what it truly means to be kind.
The above definition is the best one I’ve found.
For me, kindness means being kind, friendly, generous and considerate…no matter what. Rather than returning anger with anger, return with kindness. Rather than return a rude word or an inconsiderate act with the same, return it with kindness.
THAT is what kindness means to me.
Is this easy to put into practice? No. Not at all.
It’s so easy to feel offended by someone’s completely inconsiderate gesture or their lack of gesture at all.
That is what I’m working on in my life. As I try to put this into practice, I realize when I return with something kind and helpful, I feel better. If I return with the same anger or inconsideration, I generally regret it later when I’ve had the chance to calm down. Because, you know what? It makes me NO better than them. I believe in always striving to be the better person.
Something to think about. Something to put into practice.
Something I’m striving to make a habit rather than an afterthought.