To give kindness we need to know the meaning of kindness. Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. It’s about being nice to others and showing you care. There is no excuse for not being kind. Just remember, it is always possible to be kind.
So how do we learn to be kind. Usually we begin learning this in our childhood, but there are definitely different circumstances for everyone. Since we are all unique. The most important thing is it’s never to late to start learning. By teaching children to care for others this shapes the child’s values and opens the opportunities to experience acts of kindness. Kindness is best learned by experiencing it. When you feel love and kindness towards others, you will have inner happiness.
The way to spread kindness is through education in human values. We need to practice compassion with each other. Often times we forget to be kind. Not on purpose of course, we just aren’t being mindful at that particular moment.
There are many ways you can practice kindness towards others. Try doing something nice for someone else. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Treat someone by paying for their coffee or meal
Surprise someone with a special note
Share a hug
Keep some Starbucks gift cards with you and give to people to show your appreciation
Give a smile
Be inspired by people who show kindness to others. Even companies are helping to spread awareness about kindness. Look at Subaru’s True Love Event during the month of February in honor of National Random Act of Kindness Day on February 17th. They do random acts of kindness throughout the month for people that have no idea that they are about to receive an unexpected act of kindness. We really enjoy the Subaru commercial’s, they make people feel good and inspire them to be kind, too!
“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” – Dalai Lama XIV
When you look, you’ll find opportunities to perform random acts of kindness.
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