When did being kind to other people become something out of the norm?
If you’re fed up each time you attempt to watch the news or with the world that we live in which lacks compassion and kindness, you aren’t alone. For some reason, it seems like many people have forgotten those simple lessons taught in grade school. You know, the obvious ones: Be nice to one another, Help each other and work together, Tell the truth, or the "Golden Rule" treat people the way you want to be treated
It doesn’t matter who you are or how successful you are and that you have a big job; being respectful to other people shouldn’t be an option. We need to communicate in a pleasant manner. And, telling the truth shouldn’t be an option. FOR ANYONE.
Imaging what would happen if we all decided right now to live this way and Everyone made a commitment to: be nice or to talk with words which did not hurt other people’s feelings. Especially, on purpose. We all benefit when we work together and learn from one another. We can't control other peoples actions, but we can control how we interact with others. Especially when it involves being nice, helping others or just being honest.
Treating people this way has a positive ripple effect leading to other positive interactions and so on. (The same results come with negativity as well). Be the Solution and not part of the problem!
"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.” Albert Schweizer
Have you been kind today?
Debra Vogel is an entrepreneur, public speaker, real estate professional and the author of Failing Forward. Follow along as she challenges your perception of failure to achieve success in life..