“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”-Mark Twain.
To me, kindness is a tangible form of communication. I care for numerous people whom carry tragic illnesses and disabilities that may limit their communication. However, I believe that everyone has a sixth sense for kindness. It doesn’t matter where they are from, what language they speak, or which illness they may be suffering from, they are able to sense when kindness is in the room. Kindness helps promote healing. It sparks happiness, reduces stress, ensures calmness, and strengthens the heart and mind. I believe that kindness even promotes physical healing and can mend broken hearts. Kindness can be manifested in different forms. It may be through acts of service, love, advocacy, offering a listening ear, or even a smile. No matter how it is manifested, it creates positive change.
It seems that we are often motivated to be kind in order to help those around us. However, it is important to remember that being kind is also meant to help ourselves. I have found that my day goes better when I am focused on doing something kind for someone else rather than focusing on my own problems. I am passionate about kindness because I find value and satisfaction in looking outwards. I find value in helping those who are in distress. When we think of how we can change the world, I don’t think it would be a bad idea to first think of what we can do to be more kind.