Photo taken by me @ The Botanical Gardens
Have you ever noticed that when you are kind to someone the joy you feel is immeasurable? Just smiling and saying hello to someone on the street can not only put a smile on their face but allow you to share your heart with someone.
There are those who would be kind in order to get something from you and sometimes it is difficult to tell whether they are being genuine or have their own agenda. The sure fire way to tell is how do you feel when they are kind to you. If you feel a sense of joy and love within your heart then they are being genuine. If your intuition kicks in and you find yourself asking, why are they being so nice, then you’ve already answered your question.
Just think if we were all kind to each other what a different world this would be. There would not be wars, there would not be violence and there would not be anyone hurt or angered. As humans we sometimes choose not to be kind and that is the problem. Our choices are made with our egos rather than our hearts. Be kind and act from your heart.
Here are a few suggestions
1. Each day smile and say hello to a stranger. It may not seem like much but it will make both of you feel significant and full of joy.
2. When you answer your phone, smile. I know this seems weird but a friend of mine told me this and she does this each time she answers her phone. Why? Because the other person feels your smile.
3. Do a random act of kindness. It could be donating to a cause or it could be helping a friend with groceries or simply taking the time to let someone know you care. Do it everyday without fail and you’ll see the difference it makes.