In this first blog post, I want to discuss something that I hold very close to my heart. Something that I believe has the power to change the world. This extraordinary substance is something I like to call “kindness”.
Be Willing to Take Action
Most of us understand the inherent value of kindness. But how often do you actually act on it? Maybe you overlook opportunities to help others, maybe you don’t see the value in it, or maybe you’re scared of following through. I’m guilty of all three. Starting today, there are no more excuses.
Why Kindness is Important
Acts of kindness often begin small. Don’t worry about how small or easy your act of kindness is. Buying a coffee for the person behind you will make their day. Leaving the waitress a slightly larger tip will show her that you truly appreciated her help. Getting a gift for an old friend lets them know them that you still care.
Many times, your act of kindness is just the beginning. People see this act of kindness and perform their own acts of kindness. And without realizing it, you end up on the receiving end of someone else’s act of kindness. You receive the joy of performing AND receiving an act of kindness.
With this knowledge, it becomes incredibly important for us to consistently focus on the power of kindness. We must be constantly searching for ways to show kindness beyond the usual “hello” and “thank you”. With this, we can change the world one kind act at a time.
Imagining a Kind World
Can you imagine a world where kindness is a top priority? I know I can.
I see a world where people buy small gifts for complete strangers. A world where accomplishments are not based on how much money you make, but how many people you impact. A world where politicians work to share instead of control. I see a world where everyone celebrates not just some. I see a world where kindness is king and everyone shares his crown.
Is this goal obtainable? I don’t know, but I would love to try. If we fall short, we’ll have left the world a better place for future generations.
A Call to Action
So I want to issue a challenge to you, but, more importantly, I hope you challenge yourself to: Perform an act of kindness today. This can be anything. You could call your mom, or buy flowers for strangers on the street. It’s all fair game. The only thing I ask is that it be something you don’t normally do. And the tougher the task, the more joy you’ll get from it. Good luck my friend! I can’t wait to see what you do.