Thursday 31 January 2013

K is for Kindness

It's week eleven of Alphabe-Thursday!

K is for Kindness...

The Dalai Lama said "My religion is kindness" and I've always loved that quote. In my opinion being kind is the cornerstone of a life well lived.

I consider myself a success whenever I'm being kind, thoughtful, generous and supportive to friends, family and even strangers. For me a person's worth is measured not by a list of their achievements or how much money they've earned, but by how kind they are to others.

An act of kindness stays with the recipient for a lifetime. I have experienced kindness that has had a very profound affect on me. It is something I will never forget because it reaffirmed my belief in the goodness of people. Kindness from another is something we can all cherish because it reminds us that someone cares. We know we're not alone in this world when someone takes the time and effort to be kind to us.

Doing a good deed is an act of love. It is putting our spirituality into practice. Helping someone, being there for someone in need is a beautiful way to serve humanity. It doesn't take a lot of hard work to offer even a brief moment of kindness. Any small act is enough to touch a person's heart.

Giving really is more rewarding than receiving. The irony is that when you give you also receive - knowing you've helped another makes you feel quite good inside, doesn't it? :-) A kind gesture will always be returned to you in the form of karma (another great K word!), so make the most of your ability to be a supportive, thoughtful person. Your act of kindness might just change someone's life for the better.


  1. Wonderfully inspiring post for 'K" ~ Wish the world would get the message ~

    Carol of A Creative Harbor ^_^

  2. I love this, I've gone with kindness as well in my a to z of mental health. it's worth so much

  3. Kindness sometimes appears to be disappearing and I am not sure what our world will look like if the trend continues...

  4. I'm with Carol -- we need to send this message out to the world, model it and pray for it.

  5. This is such a wonderful and delightful post, Erin. Thank you for sharing.


  6. ...I am also your newest follower;) Have a fab weekend.

  7. Life is so much better when there is kindness everyday

  8. "I consider myself a success whenever I'm being kind..." I totally agree, yet I sometimes have a hard time being kind! Great K word.

  9. totally agree! Kindness is such a human act. Kindness returns its rewards many fold.

  10. I wrote a kindness post too! It is sadly lacking today. Instead people enjoy preying on the weaknesses of others! All the reality junk on T.V.So little patience. Immoral behavior, on and on it goes. So seeing a random act of kindness is a joy! Thank you for sharing.

  11. My very favorite kind of religion is, indeed, kindness.

    What a joyous and thought provoking post!

    Thank you for linking.