It’s the inspiring words Ellen DeGeneres uses to end each of her shows and a simple way each of us can positively contribute to the world around us. Here are just a few reasons why we must be kind to one another.
You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through
It’s not always easy to respond with kindness and compassion but if we keep in mind that we never know what someone else is going through it can help. If you need to, remove yourself from the situation or circumstance so that you can maintain your integrity.
A Ripple You Will Never See
When you are kind to a stranger, kind to your loved ones, and kind to those who in the moment you find it challenging to be kind to—it will create a ripple of kindness you are likely to never see. Sometimes we get to see the outcome of our kindness, but that must never be the goal. We all have memories of encounters with strangers who’ve been kind and although brief we will never forget. You can be that stranger to someone.
Kindness Is An Equalizer
In times when we feel divided, we must think to the healing and unifying power of kindness. This is not to say to sacrifice your authenticity but to instead lead with love. It is a practice that encourages patience and improved communication and discourages judgment and inhumanity.
Some of the best things in life are free including kindness!