As a kid I used to a bully. There, I said it. I used to be mean to others and the idea of standing up for minorities did not occur to me. Today I know that this behaviour was rooted in insecurity. Kids can be mean and we all try to be part of the group. Kindness was a foreign concept to me.
Fast forward 15 years. Today in my early twenties I have forgiven my insecure younger self that did not know better. I have learned from the mistakes I made as a child and have grown into a different person. A much kinder person.
And ever since I started practising kindness on a daily basis, my life has changed entirely.
I believe that we have to be good to each other. We have to share compliments with the ones around us and we have to lift each other up.
How can you be kinder?
It is so easy! So much easier than you might think. There are so many ways of sharing love in your daily life that literally cost you NOTHING:
- Hold the door open for a stranger
- Compliment someone’s look
- Apologize if you did something wrong and mean it
- See the best in everyone
- Give someone a real compliment
- Smile more
- Be honest
- Meet agression and unfriendliness with open, friendly behaviour
What is in there for you?
Once you start practising being kinder you will start to see people in a different light. You will be surprised of how you much influence you have on others. It is so easy to put a smile on someone’s face and it will put one on yours too.
Complimenting a friend on their look, holding the door open for a stranger and the simple act of just being nice to waiters in bars and restaurants are easy to practise and might make the other person’s day.
And it will inspire them to be kinder too. Think about it – you being nice to someone else could start a wave of kindness. And this is exactly what our society needs!
But it does not stop there. When you are kind to others your whole personality will become more positive which in turn will transform you into a vibrant person which will shine and have a magnetic flair. You will be inspiring, having this mysterious „something“ that people are drawn to but just cannot explain. People will start appreciating you more and will want to have you around.
Are you convinced?
Being a better person will raise your self-esteem and your view on life. It will help you attract positive people and fortunate situations. So in the end you are not only helping others to feel better, you are doing yourself a favour at the same time.
Inspire others with your behaviour and feel more inspired yourself.
Give kindness a try – I promise you won’t regret it!