KINDNESS, A HIDDEN WORD WITH WORTHWHILE MEANING
“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey
If you work for someone, without having greediness is known as kindness. A kind person loves to act out of the box with good intentions. Helping people, getting involved in their hopes, listening to their stories and struggles give both sorrow and satisfaction. When we start to get to know people, we start to care more. We take part in their victories. Helping gives us a sense of purpose and life needs a purpose of living alive. Big things often have small beginnings. Change always starts from little things but their result will be worthwhile.
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean but if the drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop” – Mother Terresa
In every aspect of life, a person can show kindness to others, it can be shown simply by his behavior. for example, in the sense of charity, in the sense of religion, showing kindness to animals and plants, in educational institutes. Everywhere a person can show kindness. After doing the acts of kindness, we can get psychological, neurological and scientific, unexpected and great results that will definitely make a positive change.
“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world”-Harold Kushner
Kindness is the only thing when we share it doubles, for example, our polite behavior is kindness. giving smile, having an attitude of gratuity, bring a glass of water for someone, pick a peel of fruit from the road, having positive thoughts or to prayer for someone relief from sufferings, showing a pathway to handicapped, giving good advice, provide shelter to birds, giving religious freedom to everyone, by stopping body shaming, giving a pathway to an ambulance, giving basic needs to needy people, these all are the small act of kindness that everyone can show by their behavior.
A little act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. -Amelia Earhart
By getting an education in school or college, a person can share his views, lunch box, giving sincere advice to their fellows and by stopping bullying.
Kindness and compassion towards all living things are a mark of civilized society -Cesar Chavez
Animals and plants can also sense kindness, scientific studies have shown that animals and plants respond to kindness. People who love their animals and take care of the plants then they will grow well and a person gets mental and physical satisfaction.
Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give. -Unknown
Giving help in the form of money is called charity. A person can give charity at a small & large scale, for example, giving charity to needy people for basic needs of life which are food, house and clothes these are on a small scale. On large scale a person can give animal charity, cancer charity, children charity, conservation and environment charity, women, children and family charities. All religions teach us about kindness.
Scientific studies have shown that kindness has numerous physical and emotional benefits. By doing kindness, different types of hormones released. For example, oxytocin enhances a person self-esteem and optimism and endorphins and serotonin releases in response to the kindness that make a person happy. Kindness increases peer acceptance and reduces depression.
“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap, if you want happiness for a day, go fishing, if you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. -Chinese proverb
To sum up my words, virtue and generosity will be rewarded in a way that one cannot know. I think kindness is that hidden words which speak loudly when you do, it is the defining aspect of civilized human life. It belongs to every home, school, neighborhood, and society. All acts of kindness are pieces, when you join all pieces, they will become beautiful, enchanting and strong building blocks that make the society and the world beautiful place to live.
So, let’s start putting the pieces together.
AUTHOR: AYMAN ILYAS
EDITOR: AYMAN ILYAS