Some small gestures of kindness I have seen around my neighborhood include bringing up the neighbor's trash bins after the trash has gone and throwing the newspaper from the driveway up to the front door. While you are out and about you may hold the door for someone or help them pick up something they dropped. Or even just giving patience when the person doesn't notice the light turned green or is driving slower than the speed limit.
Kindness can also come from words. Remembering to tell our loved ones what we appreciate or give them a compliment is always welcome. But we can give that same kindness to a stranger. A kindness that gives a smile can change a persons day around. It can also spread more kindness as that person passes kindness along to someone else.
None of this is earth-shattering ideas. These are all things we have probably all witnessed. But World Kindness Day is a great reminder to actually act.
I'm so grateful for the kindness I have received. I'm grateful for the way I feel when I am kind and it makes someone smile. I'm grateful to spread love and know that even if I don't see the big picture, it does make the world a better place. I'm grateful to tell my family all the ways I appreciate them and for this reminder to do it more often. I'm grateful to wear my heart on my sleeve and to easily love people, even strangers. I'm grateful for this strength and I'm grateful when I let it fully shine.
What can you do today to spread kindness? Who may be in need of a little pick-me-up?
May today remind us we are all one family. May we reach out with kindness in some way to everyone we meet. Have a beautiful day!