Kindness. Being considerate, friendly, and generous. Our world has such a capacity to be kind. When I was in high school, one of my most proud moments was being selected by my classmates as “Most Courteous.” All I’ve ever wanted to do is show others kindness and love. This was a virtue that my mother taught us. Put others needs above our own. One of the most attractive qualities in others is their ability to go out of their way to show someone they care. Being kind makes you feel good and when others are kind to us, we feel good. No one ever feels badly because of kindness.
Practicing kindness is what I want my students to learn. Give a kind word to those whom you pass on the street. Demonstrate kindness by volunteering your time to help someone. Call your mother. Be on time. Say thank you. Smile. Compliment.
Kindness is a manifestation of true love for mankind. You cannot love and be hateful; only kindness comes from love.
St. Basil said, “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
Why not plant seeds of kindness everywhere you go? Practice acts of kindness each day.
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Annie Dragoo is a wife, mother, actor, singer, dancer, educator, and holistic health practitioner who lives in Austin, Texas.