Just the other day, I met this one person who’s actions really stood out and struck me. This person didn’t do something crazy, spectacular or out of the blue, this person simply offered to take my picture with my graduating sister. It was such a simple act that no one would really expect and what a lot of other people would take for granted, but it was an act of kindness that really touched me. Honestly, this person could have chose to just let us be and not mind us at all, but this person was so amiable and affectionate that she cordially offered to take our picture.
“Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty” – Sylvia Rossetti
During this day and age, it is not everyday that you meet an affable person who offers his/her help without having to be asked. That’s what you call initiative and genuine kindness. In terms of sheer impact, what this person did may not have moved mountains but it definitely made a difference, for me at least. Here’s the thing, a lot of us think that these minuscule acts won’t make a difference so we end up being passive and not doing anything, but in reality, these simple acts can make a difference.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop
We are social beings and one small act of kindness can create a ripple effect throughout the world. When one does a small act of kindness to one person, that person will feel really grateful and in turn, will try to do be more altruistic and do acts of kindness in his own simple way. This will lead to him/her affecting the people around him/her and really inspiring others to follow the first person’s lead and be more compassionate to others. This will end up creating a domino effect and before you know it, one small act of kindness could be the start of a thousand more, then maybe people will see that one simple act, no matter how small, can make a difference.
“Kindness gives birth to kindness.” ~ Sophocles
Meeting this person truly was a blessing from God and I want to share this blessing to everyone in the world. The small act of kindness that I received just the other day from that person is something that has truly inspired me to be more warmhearted and to spread this kindness and what better way to do this then by blogging.
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa
To end this blogpost, I challenge everyone, myself included, to be more compassionate, more benevolent, more altruistic, more cordial and in the simplest word, more KIND. Smile more, give more, care more and simply LOVE more.
I also encourage fellow bloggers to write a post about kindness or about their own experience about small acts of kindness and how it has made a difference in their life.