Mark Twain once said that “kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Eric Hoffer, American philosopher and author, stated “kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa
Roman philosopher and playwright, Lucius Annaeus Seneca quoted “wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness”
Franklin D. Roosevelt, thirty-second president of the USA said “human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.”
So go on, do something nice for someone today. Put a smile on someone’s face, brighten someone’s day by a random act of kindness. Even if it is something as little as smiling at a stranger or complimenting someone’s hair. It costs you nothing but it accomplishes a lot. There is a certain sense of glorious joy in doing a good deed for someone else.
Remember: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop
Kindness should not be a commodity, rather a way of life. It’s never an obligation but a genuine reaction from the heart.