Be Kind to Humankind Week 8.25 – 8.31

Kindness Pays in Many Ways

Imagine how much nicer the world would be if each one of us committed to adhering to these concepts during this week and every week thereafter.

• Sacrifice Our Wants for Others’ Needs Sunday
• Motorist Consideration Monday
• Touch A Heart Tuesday
• Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday
• Thoughtful Thursday
• Forgive Your Foe Friday
• Speak Kind Words Saturday

The smallest act of kindness can have a significant impact on a person’s life. Nice people can finish first. And they share some habits that are practically second nature to them. You can develop them too.

First, be kind to yourself. You’ll find being nice to others easier if you build your self-respect with positive thoughts about your personality and achievements.

Treat everyone with respect, and I mean EVERYONE! Don’t worry about who’s on top. Treat everyone the way you want to be treated, regardless of their position or job title.

Say no when necessary. You can’t do everything. But when you do say no, be polite and positive. And when you are making requests, be gracious when someone needs to say no to you.

Plant seeds of kindness.  Do something nice every day even when your kindness may not have an immediate payoff.  If you are being kind for some specific reward, you are not being kind, you are being selfish.

Every form of kindness you show doesn’t bounce, it reproduces itself.  It is good to be good. Be nice. Take the high road.