Thoughts about kindness…
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” – Steve Maraboli
“Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.” – William J.H. Boetcker
And the question….
“Why is kindness important? When we practice kindness either to other people or towards ourselves we can experience positive mental and physical changes through lowering stress levels and increasing the body’s production of feel-good hormones such as dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin.”
Borrowing some thoughts…
“When we understand and accept our shared humanity, our empathy increases. We realize that by helping others – those near and dear to us as well as those who aren’t directly connected to us – we’re actually helping ourselves. Kindness is not only a valuable life hack, it’s a deep one.”
Every kindness you extend to anyone else is also a kindness you give to yourself. Giving kindness gives you hope, purpose, connection.
Do you ever find yourself feeling down, aimless, irrelevant, or frustrated? Give genuine kindness and it will lift you up, pointing you in a positive, intentional direction.
Only those who never practice kindness see it as a weakness. In reality, kindness demonstrates your strength while also adding to that strength.
In your thoughts and actions, in the words you speak and the intentions you adopt, are opportunities for kindness. Kindness magnifies your effectiveness and empowers the lives of those around you.
Kindness eases your stress and inspires you to improve your world. Kindness gives as much to you as you give to others.
Live life from a perspective of kindness. And you’ll never run out of good, valuable things to do with your time, energy, and resources.