One of my best friends signs all of her emails with this beautiful statement. What if we were all kinder than necessary, wouldn’t that make the world a much better place? Imagine with me a world where people let you go first in line, let you have that parking space, smiled at you in the grocery store and listened to you with their full attention.
I am not talking about huge gestures (although those are good too) to really wow someone with your kindness. Generous gifts and well thought out sentiments have their place, but that puts pressure on us to be kind in that way all the time. It is almost as if simple manners and smiles are not as impactful.
I would argue that small acts of kindness are actually more important. Creating an environment for kindness and love to flourish while you are standing in line at the post office is actually more profound than giving someone a lavish birthday gift in my opinion.
How can we as a thoughtful community create an environment where love and peace can flourish even in the dullest of circumstances?
For the love, please be especially kind to those in the service industry. Do you know how demeaning it is to be a server in a nice restaurant some nights? I do. Some people look down their noses at you because you are a waitress. It is not nice and it is not a good feeling. So, tip your servers well and smile at the cashier at the grocery store – it might make their day. THEN what is so awesome, that if they are in a better mood, then the next person they run into might be in a better mood because of their energy.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this. How can we make the world a better place in our homes, at the store or at the post office? Hit me up with your ideas.
PS – thanks Stacy for always being so kind. 🙂