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Kindness is something powerful. Kindness can move the world. It lifts you up on bad days. Kindness can show another individual human being that the world can be good despite the worst life situations.
Almost daily I am touched by the cruel manner of people surrounding me.
It might be a bus driver not helping an elderly lady into his bus or shutting the doors, when he clearly sees that someone else wants to get in.
With cruel manner I also mean making someone insecure right before a big decision takes place. I don't know if people do it on purpose or not, but I have experienced it lately too much to be honest. Making people who depend on your influence unsure makes them fail. Although, that wouldn't have been the case if you, the person who has a big place in their life, would have acted differently and showed some real support. Not something false.
In the past week I choose to see the acts of kindness performed among strangers.
It's unbelievable and breathtaking.
You can make someone's day if you wish.
Telling the lady who forgot her glasses at home what size she picked so she can try on that dress.
Showing someone the way while walking with him a little along the way.
Extending your heart to someone in need of something. A friend in need of companionship and laughter. A child in need of tenderness and care.
Today, I wanted to raise awareness, that kindness can indeed move the world.
I tried it myself by leaving notes like the ones pictured here all around my city. A day later I walked by all the places to see that some were in a different place, some were taken away and some were still in that same place. I will never know if someone else had a better day due to my note. But the simple opportunity that it holds makes me realize that the gift of kindness is very powerful indeed.
Try it out for yourself and see what happens. Because one of the biggest rules held in the Universe of Kindness is, if you open your heart to it, kindness comes back to you in shapes and forms you don't expect.
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Spread knowledge and kindness today.