Kindness is a positive behaviour which involves affection, warmth and generosity. These are all traits which will cause no harm if we spread more of them.
A Little Bit of Kindness Goes a Long Way
Remember that no matter how small an act of kindness is, it won’t go unnoticed. However, being kind should be more of a natural state. Expecting thanks is having a need to receive after giving. This is not necessary. When we give, it should be out of the kindness of our heart and not to gain something back. Of course, not including work, that is a separate matter. But, giving in life should be done more often.
Generally, people will be grateful for your kindness. Something I have learnt is that not everyone finds it easy to give thanks. On the other hand, I do believe there is a fine line between being taken for granted though. You will be able to work this out for yourself.
Always Be Nice
The word ‘nice’ actually makes me flinch. I am using it though because everyone knows the definition of nice and I also like to think we all know how do act this way. Being a pleasant person costs you nothing. I don’t think it can be argued against – kindness is the best and free way to spread positive energy.
If you have had a bad day, it is absolutely not fair to take it out on someone else. Remember that you are in control of your reactions and your ego plays a part in this. Letting things go is a great technique to help live a calmer life.
Keep in mind that you really do not know what others are going through. Including friends or family, even. Therefore, if you are pleasant, there should be no negative consequences.
Being the Helping Hand
Sometimes we need a little help. The song With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles springs to mind. Okay, bar the “I get high with…” line. However, The Beatles cleverly encapsulated the need we all have to allow our friends to help us.
A friend may need someone to listen to them, or a shoulder to cry on. If you can, be that person. Not only will they be glad to have you, you will also feel good. Furthermore, the universe will reward you in a way you deserve.