Recently, I have been really thinking and meditating on KINDNESS. Being kind to others. As the dictionary defines it: indulgent, considerate, or helpful. People always will remember how you make them feel whether we are ‘ugly’ or kind. I am by nature somewhat of an introvert, but however do enjoy mingling with others and love getting to know people… It took an act of kindness for me to break out of my ‘shell.’
My freshman year of high school (awkward stage) my family moved to the other side of town and started going to a new school and church. My two brothers were in the same youth group and knew some people from school that went to the same church. My few friends from school didn’t attend the same church, so I felt very lonely going to youth functions with no one to talk to. One day while awkwardly sitting alone, a girl two years older than me asked if I would sit with her and her friends. She was kind enough to see that I needed a friend and welcomed me. After this, it made me want to come to more functions and helped me with my confidence.
This kind and simple gesture has always made an impact on me to be aware of others’ needs and not always my own. Life is not about us, pleasing ourselves, and getting ahead. Ephesians 4:32 says to ‘Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you’. We are to be loving and tenderhearted. I hope to always be aware and sensitive to others in my daily walk. Go on and do something nice for someone today =D
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone”. -Audrey Hepburn