If you can choose to be anything – choose to be kind. This month I would like to focus my intention on Kindness. Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. This month, let’s choose to be kind, to be friendly to those around us. Offer a smile when you see another person. Open a door for someone, say hello and smile, or give a compliment.
Kindness is a gesture that not only benefits the person that you are being kind to but also releases endorphins within your body that make you feel good. Being kind is such a simple thing to do daily that can mean so much.
When I was growing up – teachers, parents and grandparents would tell kids to live by the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule meant, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Basically, treat people how you want to be treated. I feel this rule is one that would be good to pass on and teach to our children and to be taken to heart as we go through our lives.
How do I wish to have others treat me? I want to be treated with respect, appreciation, cared for and I want to feel loved. How do I bring that into my life? I treat others that way. Even if someone is not treating me as I feel I deserve, I intentionally treat them with respect and kindness. I have no idea what they are going through, what has happened in their day or their life – but I do know that my kindness can make a difference to them.
My intention is to show kindness to all that I encounter. To smile, say something nice, give a compliment, hold a door – anything that shows I care. Show that the other person matters and hopefully they will feel the kindness. They will know that someone thinks they matter, and that through kindness we are all connected.
My recommendation for the month of September is for each and every one of us to choose to be kind rather than right. To choose to be kind rather than get mad and say something hurtful or hold a grudge – for anger and resentment benefit no one. Put your intention of kindness into your Light-Life Tools and continue radiating kindness to the world. At the end of the month, I hope that we are so accustomed to showing kindness that it is second nature and we never stop being kind to those around us.
When given a choice, choose kindness!