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31 December 2016

Kind.



I will be kind.

"I got through some of the hardest days of my life because of the kindness of people who didn't even know I was suffering."

You never know what someone else may be dealing with and how much what you do or say can affect them. Be kind. Always!
The words synonymous with kindness are friendliness, generosity and being considerate. All things we appreciate from other people and should therefore make more of an effort to give out. Interestingly, the word kind, when considered as noun, can describe a group of people with similar characteristics. No two people are the same, but we are similar in the sense that we are all human, things make us happy, things make us sad - we are as a collective, a kind. Have that in mind next time you're about to do something not so kind. How would you react to the mean thing you're about to do or say. 
We're in an age where 'banter', cruel memes and tweets are so common that we no longer see the problem with them, it's simply just funny. Don't get me wrong, I'm there laughing too sometimes but that doesn't make it right!

It's not possible to like everyone. Some people just rub us the wrong way and in the same way, not everyone will like us. All we can do is control the way we act! Being able to go to bed with a clear conscious will always be the best option, regardless of how petty we really want to be. Going to bed having done something nice for someone else will make that night's sleep even sweeter. A lot of the time, when we think of helping others, our attention immediately goes to those in extreme misfortune; the starving child, the family affected by a natural disaster, the country being destroyed by war. Without a doubt. they need our help and compassion but we need to make sure that we don't turn a blind eye to those a lot closer to home. The colleague suffering from anxiety, the stranger crying on the train, or the loved one who is bottling things up. Sometimes the happiest person in the room is the one who needs the kind word the most.

Be sure to spread your kindness near as well as far.

Stay Blessed.
Selorm xo

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