Remember those old days of video stores — the VHS days, not the DVD days. There’d be a sticker or something to remind you — “be kind, rewind!”
It seems kindness isn’t something that everybody practices anymore, wouldn’t you say?
There’s a lot of hate in this world.
It doesn’t matter if it’s over political beliefs, religious beliefs, personal moral beliefs, or whatever other belief you want to insert here.
It’s just a fact that there’s a lot of hate in this world.
People can’t have an opinion anymore, it seems. Well, they can. But be ready to be told you are wrong. There’s no more “respectfully disagree” sort of thing.
Everything has become right or wrong, with no gray area to discuss and understand what other people think or how they might believe what they do.
It’s just … right or wrong.
It seems, as society, we’ve taken a step back. People can’t be who they are without the threat of somebody else telling them they are wrong or something else.
You would think, as a society, as time evolves, we’d be better.
With the internet and so many different ways to talk bad about people or to bully or whatever else, it has been worse than the days without all the things we are used to.
That needs to change.
One thing I’ve tried to do lately is smile more at people. I always find when somebody smiles at you, it can brighten a part of your day. Just that simple act can make somebody’s day change.
It doesn’t have to be a long conversation or anything else. Just smile.
Today is World Kindness Day.
Though not celebrated everywhere (and doesn’t seem like much when it comes to the United States), it seems like an observance and movement that is worthy of joining.
Introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movemement, it’s observed in many countries such as Canada, Japan, and Australia among others.
But no matter if it’s celebrated officially or not in your country or place, why can’t we just practice something like this? It makes sense, doesn’t it?
As you go about your day, be kind to one another. Smile. Say hi. It’s a day of kindness … pass it on!