Kindness is like rain which revives everything by washing off all the dust, pain, sorrow and sadness. It is what the soothing sun is in winter and what the shadow of a tree is in the scorching-summer afternoon. If practiced, the random acts of kindness not only make you a hero but can also bring immense joy, inner peace, and contentment.
Treat the garbagemen, housekeepers, vegetable sellers and every other human being with respect and dignity. Appreciate people for their noble work, generous behavior and loving nature-even if they are performing their duty.
For instance, during the lockdown period a number of NGOs and people thanked Covid-19 frontline warriors, like the police, by distributing hand sanitisers, facemasks, face shields, tea, homemade food etc.
Be the strongest pillar of loved ones:
Sometimes solely all that matters to people around you is your presence. There was a time when my mother was hospitalized for a week and my father was not around because of some reason. At that time, there were times when I felt weak but my friends were always there for me always.
While I was busy looking after my mother, my friends were taking my care. They uplifted my mood, brought my mother and my juice, and were there when I needed them. Tell people close to your heart how much you love them and care about them. Share your happy and pleasant moments with them as this will eventually strengthen your relations.
Extend the helping hand to people in need:
Help the elderly and blind people crossroads. Share your tiffin if needed at work, school and college. And- if you can afford-don’t hesitate to pay a poor person’s hospital bill. Share your knowledge for free with kids who cannot pay for it. You can also donate your books to those who live from hand to mouth.
Treat yourself with love:
Sometimes there is no harm in putting yourself first. Be kind to yourself and treat yourself with love, care and affection. You need to pay some attention to yourself at times to be happy and healthy both physically and mentally.
Serve at a homeless shelter :
Pay a visit to an animal shelter, celebrate festivals or special occasions at orphanages or old age homes. This way you interact with people with different stories and sometimes get to learn a lot from them.