Kindness 101

Kindness 101

By Jennie West

We are taught a lot of things in life. like how to use our manners or how to function in society, but one thing that matters the absolute most is kindness. we can all go about our days being “nice” which is defined as pleasant, agreeable or satisfactory in websters dictionary. or… or we can be kind. when my children are fighting i don’t reprimand them to be nice, i ask them to be kind.  i want to teach them that there is a huge difference between nice and kind.  i want them to grow up not being “pleasant, agreeable or just satisfactory”, but rather friendly, generous and considerate in nature as defined by webster.

I was in publix one time and there was a lady in front of me with a baby in the cart and bags of groceries ready to take home. only her card was declined. she fumbled around embarrassed and flustered. she told the cashier she would be right back after she went to her car to get another card to try.  the cashier went ahead and rang up my groceries and when she told me my total, i quietly asked her to put the lady that just walked outs bill on my card as well. she looked at me sideways and said “are you sure?” i replied yes and scurried to my car just as the lady was walking back in.  i never saw that lady again. it is my hope that she took that day, tucked it in her heart and passed it on.

I did what i did that day, because kindness was shown to me and the way that i felt in that moment was to pass it on so others could feel just as i did. life is to rushed anymore. people don’t slow down to really listen to each other.  we hurry about our lives never stopping to take note of those around us and the battles or conquers they are living.  don’t just be satisfactory.  really listen when someone is speaking. pass on the goodness that can be had in this world when so much bad is happening.  slow down and relish the people around you. because aren’t we all just people living our lives one dream at a time.  we are all the same, human, and we all deserve kindness. so in the coming days and weeks ahead find a moment to slow down, to look around and find a moment in life where you can be kind. for if we all did one act of kindness imagine how it could change the world…

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