Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
In a moment in history in which we are coping with one of our most dystopian societies, one of the most essential ingredients that any person can bring to the equation is kindness.
Kindness comes through tone of voice, behavior, willingness to extend of oneself, deeds and actions, and an overall personal demeanor. Through all of this, the person who is extending the kindness is able to transmit something of immeasurable value to others, especially on days that they need it most.
One of my most favorite aphorisms is “no one needs a smile more than one who has none left to give.”
One of the most interesting qualities of this particular act is that the recipient is incredibly grateful for the receipt of the kindness and the person who has extended the kindness is rewarded through the warmth that they witness in watching the kindness act as it was intended.
It is truly the definition of a win-win.
As Twain notes above, kindness is felt across all maladies, it is a universal language that all living things are receptive to. Animals are incredibly receptive as are plants and other growing things. Try it. An act of kindness goes a long way😊