Kindness

Photo: ‘Tenderness‘ Copyright 2014 Frank J Casella

Many times we, including myself, tend to judge people based on how we see a situation before or without being fully educated about the matter or understanding fully the people involved.

When people hurt us with their words or actions, especially family members or co-workers for example, or people we spend a lot of time with, we tend to take it personally.

I have found that many times what is important is how we respond rather than how we react. In other words, to be always forgiving with kindness to others, even when they are not kind to us, brings many dividends in the long term.

Like the unconditional love of a dog. The more you lead them with love, the more they love back. It’s about who is at the end of the leach.

Likewise, kindness doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be truthful or matter of fact, rather the words we use and how we present the information, putting others before ourselves, makes all the difference. Because we are all a work in progress and need each other to make it in life.

I’m sure you’ve heard the words to not judge others unless you want to be judged. I tend to favor The Golden Rule of treat others the way that you want to be treated.

Always try to see people as God sees them, and don’t be so quick to judge.

Life is short. Let’s be kind.

One reply on “Kindness”

  1. Loving our neighbors and enemies would do a lot to make the world a better place. It seems that so many people jump to conclusion based on appearance, political or religious affiliation, and not take time to get to know another person. If we take the time to get to know another person we may come to understand why they might dress a certain way, prefer a certain political candidate over another, or worship differently than we do. Many today simply want to put derogatory labels on others and put them down publicly.

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