Why should we bother to be Kind?
I live in London. In early January, (this month) I saw 2 women on 2 separate occasions crying quietly and walking down the road.
First woman looked Lebanese to me. Dressed in their attire. She was crying, her eyes were red and our eyes met. However, I was with a friend, holding her babies pram and we were lost – so she was listening to people giving us directions. I looked at the woman until she was out of sight.
In less than about 15 minutes, my friend popped into a shop to get food. I decided to stay outside with her kids pram. It was a double buggy and I always found it difficult to get through doors. Again, I saw another young girl, probably early 20s sobbing and carrying her shopping home. I couldn’t leave the buggy and go after her.
There are thousands like this – not just women. Men too. So, as much as possible, we should be kind to people. A smile, a kind word, a random act of Kindness, an encouraging text message etc. I have had days like that and a few times, people have been so lovely to me, not knowing what I was going through and the wonderful difference they made to my day. As much as possible, I reach out even when I’m down too.
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