The beauty in kindness

One word that is so wanting nowadays.

Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude. An expression. A look. A touch. It is anything that lifts another person.

I’m writing this as an observation at the random posts we’ve shared in the last 30 days. There’s too much gore and hate and dislikes being pushed around. It’s like a doomsday prophecy. Sad. Dark. Bitter.

While I agree that social media has bordered to the point of irritation because people use it as a tool to peddle lies and fake news, we only worsen it by sharing it. It stirs the inner anger among us. It confuses our priorities and misdirects what we need to focus on. While it is true that we need to educate the misguided lot, sometimes not minding them at all is all it takes to put out the fire.

The beauty in kindness is found in each of us. No matter how dark our past or how difficult life is. There are stories of small, yet significant, victories in the world. The laughter and joy of life. The way life should be lived seeing rainbows after the worst storm.

We need to teach one another that sharing stories of love and kindness inspires us to be better human beings in an unkind world.

We can only conquer evil by doing good. And kindness repaid for the wrong that has been done melts even the hardened of hearts.

For beauty, after all is in the eyes of the beholder.