It costs nothing to be kind.
Hey guys. I hope you guys are doing great! I’ve been in a kind of funk lately and have been feeling overwhelmed as well but I’m trying to keep it together.
These six words are self explanatory, aren’t they? If you’ve read my second sunshine blogger award post, you’d see where I answered the question to “Who’s the most influential person in my life?” I mentioned my father because of how kind he is. I’d say I’m blessed to have learned how valuable kindness is from such an early age and not just from my dad but from a few people whose names I don’t remember (they were strangers) but I can never forget them, I hope they’re doing okay.
But, I started to grow up and kind of started losing faith in humanity, it was like there was no point in being kind to anyone anymore. It was so frustrating, doing some good today and hearing or seeing worse happen the next day.
Back in secondary school, whenever I prayed, I’d ask God to give me the grace to be kind to someone that day. I don’t seem to do that anymore, I still try to be kind though, because I know how bad it can be but seeing people being mean to one another is sad and makes me want to forget it all.
But I try so hard to focus on the good, I know there are good people out there, I’ve met them and I see a bunch online. These are the people I’ve decided to give my attention to. Hateful comments/words/actions and so on will still always hurt and make me mad or sad but there is still goodness and kindness out there and I’m going to focus on that.
It’s not just enough to pay attention and hope more people would be kinder to one another, I’d also keep trying to be kind/good to people when I can and it’s not because they could be fighting battles no one is aware of. I feel that there shouldn’t be any reason for you to be kind/good to someone. Just be kind. That’s all.
I know people tend to walk over kind people sometimes, I’ve been there…in those cases, I’d usually cut those people off. It saves both parties time and energy if you ask me. I believe that you can be kind and set boundaries. And while you’re being kind to others be kind yourself too <3.
Happy new month!!
Have an amazing week ahead❤.
P.S. There’s this page on Instagram, Humans of New York that I absolutely love. People share their stories on there and it’s beautiful and amazing how they’re choose to share them with random strangers on the internet. I love to read the stories Brandon (the photographer and creator) shares on the page.
My favorite one would be this one where someone shared a story of her dad asking that one of his paintings of an artist, reaches the artist. When Brandon shared the story on his page, people offered to help contact the artist and of course the painting reached the artist.
Humans of New York is one of the few good places I love to be at. It gives me hope. I hope it gives you, too. If you love to read stories (where people are vulnerable) and feel you’ll connect to some of them, I suggest you follow the page (if you use Instagram).
Thanks for reading.