I read the story of a woman somewhere in the world, who distributed goodie bags to all the travellers on her flight in celebration of her birthday; the act was described as kindness. 🤔

I’m not quite sure this qualifies as kindness as much as celebrating yourself with others🤔🤔.
Anyway, the gesture was reciprocated with a plane full of strangers wishing her a happy birthday. The person who went out richer, happier and fuller was the woman. She gave (financially), she made some people smile at the surprise gesture, she made connections with humans not thinking of them as strangers, she strengthened her muscle of reaching out to human beings for the future.

The world is in a vortex of evil, greed, wickedness, selfishness etc like never before. The dwindling relationship has become so bad that when a basic act of kindness is carried out the recipient ends up being dazed.
Kindness is the ‘quality of being friendly, considerate, warm, gentle, help, act of service, showing concern, care, affection, random (usually towards another).
The human race is turning on itself.
Kindness most times doesn’t cost anything and you’ll be the richer for it but why do we find it so hard to not only give but even receive? We find it so much more easier and even pleasurable to mean to people. The normal dismissal of the issue is that it is human nature. Then what nature is it to be kind? It is simply choice. We choose rather to be unkind to ourselves and others.

The world needs kindness. People need kindness. You need kindness. I would have loved to use the word ‘love’- no pun intended but ‘love has been so dragged in the swamp that acts of evil will be coined as acts of love!

Your act(s) of kindness will be rebuffed but that shouldn’t stop you. People who rebuff simple acts of service usually are meanies or suffering from a stunted development of that part of self, or just too selfish to accept it so that there’s no obligation to ‘pay it forward’. People are so high strung these days that a little kindness could melt their defenses.

“Try A Little Kindness”- Glen Campbell

If you see your brother standing by the road
With a heavy load from the seeds he sowed
And if you see your sister falling by the way
Just stop and say you’re goin’ the wrong way
You’ve got to try a little kindness yes show a little kindness
Yes shine your light for everyone to see
And if you’ll try a little kindness and you’ll overlook the blindness
Of the narrow minded people on the narrow minded streets

Don’t walk around the down and out lend a helping hand instead of doubt
And the kindness that you show every day will help someone along their way
You’ve got to try a little kindness…
You’ve got to try a little kindness…

Have a kind week rest of the week.

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