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Kindness starts with oneToday, it almost seems as though we live in a convoluted world where everything said and done seems to be offensive to someone. This is especially true for those who live in a world made up of fear, pain, and depression resulting from disability.

What I’ve noticed though is that people in general no longer go out of their way to be kind to one another.  Very few passer-bys smile anymore when approached. Remember when “random acts of kindness” became the big headline of the day? Or, “Pay it Forward?” Perhaps those concepts quickly passed us by, replaced only with recriminations and distain for others.

“Kindness” is a major necessity for all of us. I came across the following on someone’s website the other day I thought was well-written and well-said.

Today you could be standing next to someoone who is trying their best not to fall apart. So whatever you do today, do it with kindess in your heart.

To me, “kindness” can be defined as the “outward reactions of human beings to one another that evidence compassion, sympathy and love for the humanity and failings in all of us.” (Yes, this is my definition!) In the end, kindness is an opportunity of offering visual acceptance and solidarity to those who need just “one nice word” to  make their day.

Finally, “kindness” is a free offering of support to those you may not even know. Sometimes, those who are disabled live alone, and rarely come in contact with uplifting energies to keep them going.

Because our world is overwhelmed with bitterness, it is even more important for all of us to keep “kindness” alive. So, I’m asking all of my readers and clients to remember that a smile might be the only good thing that happens to someone today.

In fact another good saying  I like is: “Never look down on someone unless you’re reaching to help them up.”

Smiley wavingTherefore, I’m sending everyone a smile today letting you know I support and care about you. Have a great day and pay the kindness forward when you can.