Let’s talk about Kindness.
I have a friend who regularly preaches kindness. If you are active on twitter, you probably will know her too. She makes it a point of duty to encourage people to be kind everytime, and she reiterates how it doesn’t cost us anything to practise kindness. I love her for that, I really do.
I have been at the receiving end of people’s kindness a million times over, and it’s always so beautiful. The most recent one was from a stranger who saw me looking really down and came over to ask what was wrong. I told them I wasn’t feeling well because I was treating malaria and they asked if there was anything they could do to make me feel better at that time. I responded that it was fine, and that they coming over to show care is already big enough and I really appreciated it. It was very very pure, considering the fact that they needed nothing from me and we might never even meet again.
Another example of Kindness that comes to my head is how my people always look out for me when I’m in need of something. How they always plug me to gigs that align with what I do and how they never fail to encourage me in pushing for better. Many of these people aren’t doing it to gain anything from me, they are doing it because they are kind people and they align with the view that kindness is beautiful.
It doesn’t take anything from us to be understanding of other people’s situations and be kind to them. In fact, it gives us a kind of peace that we may never have known existed. In any type of relationship, Kindness should hold sway for it to be healthy because if one or both parties aren’t kind, there will always be a chance that wickedness will step in.
No matter how much I like you, if I notice that you aren’t kind to people and you are selective in who you extend niceness to, I might become wary of you. I don’t want you to be very good to me but impatient with people with menial jobs because you think low of them. I don’t need my friends to look down on people who they think aren’t in their social class and because of this act nasty to them. I don’t want a partner who is good to me but would never be good to other people because they believe others aren’t deserving. Oh No!
I try my best to be kind to everyone, because really, it is the best way to be. So many people are already going through it, as life can come with many downs. The least you can be is kind to them, because who knows if that kindness you extend is what will make them better and think more encouragingly towards their situation and their future?
Today, we are going to be intentionally kind to someone. It could be with the words you’d say to them, or by showing concern about a worry you see them show, or by giving charity, or by telling someone you’d help them to sort something, and any other thing that qualifies as kindness in your books. Please, make sure you do something.
See me, see beauty.
I’ll be back. OBA