Rekindle kindness

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama

act-of-kindnessEveryday I see and hear people being unkind to others; either in person, within religions, on TV shows, in politics, in the schoolyard or on social media sites.

In modern society it is commonplace for people to act aggressively toward others in shops, on the phone, while driving, in their family life, in the workplace or anywhere in public.

I am grateful that my experience using social media to date has been positive but I feel upset for others whose lives have been negatively affected by cyber-cruelty.

An old saying from my childhood seems appropriate today, “if you haven’t got anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all”. Just think of the millions of people who would be living a happier life today if they were spared the cruelty of unkind words.

Creating a blog has enriched my daily life by encouraging self-expression and creating communication with others.Β  I eagerly anticipate hearing the comments and opinions of fellow bloggers who show kindness and respect.

The cyber friendships I have made nurtureΒ my self-confidence and well-being and I will be forever grateful for this.

A kind comment takes only a few seconds but can make a lasting impact on another person.

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
― Lao Tzu

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24 thoughts on “Rekindle kindness

  1. Everywhere I go I try to find something I like about the people I see. I always tell them that I like their ring, hair, clothes or shoes…anything at all. It’s like sprinkling people with fairy dust. They stand up straight, smile, start to talk and make eye contact. It’s great and I mean every single thing I say, because people can be beautiful in many ways.

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      1. Jenna, you are one of my “inner circle” kind of readers because you’re a quality person! I love all of my friends at Redo who wish good things for themselves and others!

        You just keep goodness in your day, even when it is hard to do sometimes, and you will see a better life unfold in and around you.
        Jeff πŸ™‚

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  2. The power of sharing love and kindness, outwardly, or just inwardly with thoughts, blows my mind. I am never quite able to get my head around the benefit that saying “I love you”, or thinking “I wish you happiness, health, and a life filled with pleasure” brings to me.

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  3. Brilliant Jenna. It’s a strange coincidence you wrote this today as it was in my mind and I’ve been seeing this message all around today in my horoscope and other things I read and your blog just cemented it as the message of the day πŸ™‚

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    1. I am very glad my post made a difference to you today. If enough people spend time sharing kind words with each other I think the world will be a much happier place. Love Jenna πŸ™‚

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  4. I totally agree with your observation of our “society”—even our “entertainment”, be it television reality shows, movies, music…all seem to put kindness as a negative or weakness—but it is truly one of the most important attributes to being human and hence–humane….it is kindness and grace that feeds all of our souls and our very being–so Jenna, thank you for the kindness you have shown me, someone who is across the world but who is most appreciative….

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  5. I know that my blog is satirical and sarcastic in an effort to be see the funny side of my life, but I agree whole-heartedly that grace and kindness has become a bit of a lost art form in today’s media forms, but I encounter gobs of it on a personal level! Thank goodness!

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