A Random Act of Kindness | World Kindness Day

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Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.

Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.

Your life will never be the same again.

–  Og Mandino

Nov., 13th is celebrated as World Kindness Day and today, I wanted to share one of the simplest ways to spread kindness around. It is the act of listening and giving our love. 

A lot of time, people around us just want to be heard patiently. There is nothing we can do to alleviate their pain or suffering but lending a patient ear to them would make them feel loved, cared and valued. Never leave alone someone who is feeling blue/lonely/vulnerable.

Sit with them, hold their hands, whisper in their ears ‘It will be all right’, wipe their tears, comfort them, show your empathy to their suffering and just be there, for them, with them…

I was speaking to my best friend today, during lunch hour and while bidding adieu to her she told me how she had an emotional break down last evening. I walked her to a quiet place and listened to her, gave her a hug and wiped the tears that ran down her cheeks. I tried to show her the silver lining and cheer up her spirits. She has also done the same for me countless times. Every day, when we catch up for lunch – we both listen to each other’s stories, laugh, think, introspect and give our love to one another. There is a special bond we’ve created just because we listen to each other. 

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Listening patiently and attentively costs us nothing, but the time we give to the recipient is priceless for them. There have been so many times when people have gone out of their way just to make sure I was not left alone when I felt sad. They’ve given me the gift of their patience and love when I’d freak out or get super annoyed with something.

Be available to people – when they need you, you never know how much just your presence can uplift their spirits.

Namaste,
Himali

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13 thoughts on “A Random Act of Kindness | World Kindness Day

  1. Heads of to you Dearest by making me aware about today. Really each and every sentence explain feelings and emotions towards the person who is left alone. You can do this not only for your friends but also any unknown one too. Let me share something.

    I had a busy schedule always, perhaps all that whenever I got chance I went to “Vadilo nu Gar” (An old age home in Bharuch), where I met one of the world’s awesome storytellers. Their story is all about their experiences and journey with the major part of ignorance and left out from their own family. I just there for hearing to them and giving empathy to them for the realization that They are actually more precious in the world and their beloved son are never going to understand this. That actually gave me the best feelings sometimes.

    Although I heard all of them but for listening to my story the perfect listener, motivator and best friend I got in you Dude. So you are always special and yeah I will be also there for all your stories that is my promise. 😊🙂

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  2. Didn’t know there was a special day dedicated to kindness! But let it not be restricted just to the one day…but do your little bit to make life a better place. It isn’t human to be kind to everyone Every time…but I guess a smile here and a little help there too go a long way.

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