Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kindness is the Best Anectdote for a Great Life

"Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" is a quote that has always inspired me. In our day to day lives we know personally what struggles we are going through. What we don't know about others we meet on the sidewalk, stores, schools, churches or many other places, is what is laying heavy on their lives. As humans we are all given situations in our lives that we think might kill us. The fact is that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Often times when I am out living my life I see a friend or a familiar face and think they seem to always be happy. They must not have anything but great things going on. I have learned that is absolutely not true. Everyone has stuff, baggage if you will, crosses to bear that lays heavy in their heart and mind.

Walking the extra mile with kindness goes a long way in our day to day lives to make others smile. I have noticed that being kind in a restaurant goes a long way in getting good service. Smiling at someone walking down the street in most cases, gives a smile back. You never know what the smile, that extra mile, has done for that person. It might have been the smile that keeps that person going one more day or one more hour! Being kind to others is very gratifying and rewarding. Being kind to others is a gift we all have been given and sometimes we forget how to use the gift. I constantly remind the kids in my life that kindness goes a long way to have a great life! As adults the same holds true, being kind is a gift that lasts forever and certainly is a gift to everyone that enters our life.

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