In a world where you can be anything, be kind

The best things in our life are free. Kindness is definitely one of them.

It doesn’t cost much to be kind. All it takes is a little grace, consideration, and thoughtfulness.

Everyone you meet on your journey is fighting a battle of their own. That’s why you should never judge before you know the whole story and always be kind.

Sadly, not many people are practicing enough kindness these days.

Although it’s so incredibly powerful, many fail to recognize its true influence. Slowly but steadily, we lose touch with the most important things in life, such as integrity, empathy, loyalty, sincerity, and genuineness. No amount of money or fortune can fill the void when your life lacks these features.

Today, kindness is so rare that it’s often overlooked and severely unappreciated. Selflessness has become something people would laugh at you about. Who would be that stupid to waste their time on helping others? Who would be so foolish to sacrifice their own happiness for someone else? Why would anyone help another being, if they wouldn’t benefit from it?

With this way of thinking, people are becoming more and more egocentric and indifferent to the goodness around them. While they believe this way they are preserving themselves from the hostile world, they are actually blocking the way of their own happiness without realizing it. They might think that by refusing to help someone else, they are protecting themselves from being used. But in reality, if we don’t open our hearts and minds, and if we don’t offer a helping hand to others in need, we lose touch with our own selves. That’s one of the most devastating losses in a person’s life.

Unfortunately, there are only a few people left who realize that kindness is key. But luckily, they still exist.

If you are one of them, and you know how important it is to be kind to others, then you are blessed. Recognizing the power of kindness makes you real. Knowing that doing good is the way to utter happiness means you have found your purpose.

As you can be literally anything in this world, you chose to be kind. This definitely makes you one of the most decent, genuine, authentic souls out there.

The truth is, every single one of your decisions makes you who you are. Every single step, no matter how small, leaves a mark in your life. Therefore, if you put your heart and soul into doing good, it will inevitably come back to you. The more you give, the more you receive.

The more light and joy you spread, the brighter and happier your days will be.

Being the bigger person when it seems impossible strengthens you more than anything ever will. If you know how to be kind even on your worst days, then you have definitely won in life. Uplifting others even when you’re at your lowest is a quality only a few possess. Showing generosity and empathy when you feel an emptiness inside your soul is a sign of pure benevolence.

Most importantly, kindness always pays off. Princess Diana herself once said: “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

Even when you feel like gentleness will make you appear weak, even when showing consideration seems useless, even when everyone calls you foolish for wanting to help, always be kind. Be proud to be one of the few who are still keeping the flame of kindness alive.

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