At some point today, I realised it was World Kindness Day, a day that needs to be remembered every day of the year. Small acts of kindness often make more difference than we know. I like to smile at people in the street, even when not many smile back – it is worth it when a smile is returned. There are opportunities to spread kindness throughout the day, I hope we all take those opportunities some of the time – spreading joy is one of the best things in life. I said to Lizzie earlier, after smiling at someone on our walk, that I feel like my mission in life is to bring the sunshine.
Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.Robert J. Furey
With the world still moving through a pandemic, kindness is one of the most important things we can show to one another. It is important, at any time, yet feels all the more important right now. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has pages of ideas of how to show kindness, with different categories as well.
Ah, kindness. What a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in the world.Alison Malee
As we head into the weekend, may we pass on kindness like confetti. For me, that will mean spending a good amount of time being a good Cheer Pepper – I have neglected showing love to the other Peppers this week! I also want to write some cards to send out, one of the little joys in life is found in sending and receiving snail mail – something I love but all too often forget to do.
Always be a little kinder than necessary.J. M. Barrie
What will your acts of kindness be this weekend? Remember to show yourself kindness, as well as others.