A little kindness goes a long way, which I was reminded of this morning while wandering through town after a coffee with Mizu, (yes, the dog is one of my coffee buddies). An elderly gent on a mobility scooter waved as he was approaching, so I stopped as thought he wanted to ask me something, however, he just wanted to pet Mizu and ask how I was today. In no rush to get home and start unloading the dishwasher we had a little chat and then off he went with a smile and “cheerio”, which made me think about small acts of kindness and how everyone benefits. A couple of minutes of my time made a difference to someone else’s day.
My Little Miss makes my heart burst with love and pride with her random comments and acts of kindness, “look mummy I’ve made you a heart”…
In an ideal world we can all be kind to others, I acknowledge we teach our children not to talk to strangers and at times I’m not wanting to strike up a conversation with a random person (I have been known to attract some odd people when I’m sat outside Starbucks), but in the words of William Arthur Ward “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”, so don’t be shy and smile!
World Kindness Day was on 13th November, so I’m a little late to the game with this post but I think it’s an important topic to reflect on and hope it inspires you to feel proud of the kindness you give others as you go about your day.
While scrolling through Facebook (instead of unloading the dishwasher) I came across a post on how to make kindness the norm, so if you need a little inspiration check out these random acts of kindness and remember, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aeosop.