Genuine Acts of Kindness, Benefit Everyone
This week, I will be winding down my blog post series on inspiration, I know you’re sad and I promise, we will revisit the topic of inspiration again. Today, I want to talk about kindness.
Let me ask you, do you really want to be happy? Everyone says yes, but when they begin to understand the process to acquiring true happiness, that yes — often turns into a resounding “I don’t know, if it’s going to take all this. The true gateway to happiness is achieved through genuine acts of kindness, most often found by giving to others or through serving others. Think about this: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – The Dalai Lama
Sometimes people feel like if they give too much, their generosity will be taken advantage of by others or that their acts of kindness will be perceived as a sign of weakness. However, people who seek to take advantage genuinely kind people, are in the minority.
You can always revamp how you show consideration, how you give and to whom you give but never allow the hate and mischievous ways of others to stop you from giving.
To quote Gandhi, “We must be the change, we wish to see in the world.” Think about it, change has to start somewhere, so why not start with you?
You can donate anything randomly, without seeking reward, and anonymously, without telling anyone. Every time you give, you will receive – even, if you are not looking for a reward. “Karma,” the law of cause and effect; it works like this: For every action there is a reaction.
Danny Thomas said it best, “All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”
Share everything and you will achieve a legacy of kindness. Share nothing and people will do their very best to forget you. When my life is over, all that will remain – are memories. I want those memories to be filled with joy, happiness, generosity, thoughtfulness, and, laughter.
When people think of me, I want them to remember my genuine concern and care toward them and how I consistently inspired them to be better versions of themselves.
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