Extending kindness

It’s easy to be kind if you’re willing to care.

Small acts of kindness can allow you to escape your own mind long enough to remember that we’ve all got stuff going on.

I’ve had days where the kindness of strangers has been enough to totally transform my day.

It’s pretty amazing when you think about it. It can be something as simple as saying  ‘Good morning’ or holding the door open for the person behind you.

It feels good when someone does it for you so don’t forget to do it for someone else.

Thank you for trying

What do you say when someone totally surprises you with their words and actions?

When they are generous and kind in ways that they don’t need to be, when they go above and beyond what they’re required to do.

I almost overlooked that it would have taken this person effort and care to handle the situation the way that they did.

I was too busy walking around with my hands in my pockets, refusing to be vulnerable despite this person creating the ideal setting for me to do so.

But I later realised that the way I had acted was a little ungrateful and it had tainted the whole interaction.

I really wish I’d had simply said ‘Thank you for trying!’