That is exactly what World Kindness Week is all about ~ the mission is to bring awareness to how simple acts can change a day, sometimes even a life, maybe even the world by showing someone we care.
This week we will be talking about kindness-one of the fruits of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Kindness is goodness in action-the ability to see other’s need and know how you might meet it. It is the desire to let God’s love shine through us by our behavior. The intention of kindness is to act with no thought of getting anything in return.
As three sisters who co-created iSissies, I do believe that our desire/ability to treat each other with kindness helped create the bond we share. We do not always agree. In fact, our different life experiences are part of the fun! We each bring a different spice to the stew, but treating each others thoughts, desires and ideas with care is paramount.
Here are a few things I am going to try to do this week to help spread that message of care and kindness like it was confetti.
Smile-at people I know, people I don’t know. Don’t you know people whose face in repose is a smile? I want to do that this week.
Give eye contact with any cleark or salesperson with whom I interact-straight in the eye. And because I will be smiling that won’t come across as threatening or weird.
Write a thank you note to someone who will be pleased and surprised to get it. I think I’m going to write to a young man who made some profound comments in church today.
Listen with pure intention to anyone I encounter Hugh Elliot said it in a nutshell: “All people want is someone to listen.
How about you? What acts do you want to extend this week to celebrate Care and Kindness?