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Kindness

Category: The Teen Scene
Posted: February 1, 2017

By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger

You will never regret being kind

“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”
— George Sand

Without a doubt, an act of kindness may mean little to you, but could mean the world to someone else. I, for one, believe that kindness is among the most valuable human traits. It does not take much to do something as little as picking up a dropped item or complimenting someone on their appearance. You would never know that this could hold a big place in his or her heart.

In a world of terror, horror, and hurt, why not facilitate an act of empathy to others?  Be it helping your mother with the dishes, assisting your friends with planning a family get together, or even saying hi to your neighbors, with whom you may not have exchanged a greeting with in a while.

Why have kindness and goodness become so rare today? Well, start by looking at yourself. What is your definition of leaving behind a good mark? In my case, I like to spread an act of kindness wherever I go, even if it has me going out of my way. I understand that everyone around me may be fighting a hard battle that I know nothing about, and the one thing they long for is simply a true, kind smile.

It’s important for everyone to understand that yes, anger and hate are powerful, but in the end, kindness overpowers all. You may think that a little act of kindness may go unnoticed, but this is not true. What goes around, comes around. Your most important reward for showing goodness to the world is not praise, or anything of the sort. Rather, it is knowing and understanding that indeed, you have made a difference in someone else’s day, week, or even their life. That feeling of satisfaction knows no limitations, and you will always love yourself for it.

When you spread goodness on this earth of ours, you have just given everyone else the most precious gifts you can give, the beloved gift of kindness. So it all comes down to this: everyone has the capability of being kind. It is just so natural for humans to feel empathy for others. The trouble is, why don’t we show empathy more often? Why don’t we create the time and even the little required effort to do something good? This really shouldn’t be something we have to ask ourselves. Kindness should and must come automatically. It needs to be experienced by each and every one of us. For indeed, a little spark of kindness can put a colossal burst of sunshine into someone’s day.

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