Kindness, one word that has a lot of meaning. Kindness or being kind is becoming less and less a way of life in our world. In the 50s, 60s and 70s, it was more a way of life and something that our parents drummed into us at a very early age.

We were told things like: you need to be kind to your brothers and sisters; you need to respect your elders; you need to be respectful of your neighbors; you should get up and give your seat to the elderly.

Fast forward to the 90s and the 2000s – people seem to have forgotten about being kind. We have road rage. You tend to get the finger almost daily. You have bullying on the internet and in the schools. We have politicians that use bullying against the public and against each other. The elderly have to stand while children claim the seats in waiting areas and buses, or get knocked over because they move slower or can’t walk.

The question we have to ask ourselves is what is going to happen in the next 20 to 30 years? It is said that one of the greatest accomplishments in this world would be that of lifting human hearts.

Blessed are they who are kind and considerate of the feelings of other people. Blessed are they who understand, appreciate and encourage others, help to lift their lives, and to heal hurts in the heart. Surely the universe will reward kindness more and it will reward much less without it.

Let’s become kinder and more caring to those we come in contact with. It all starts with us! The kinder we are, the kinder the world will become.

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