John Ruskin once said: “A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”
Kindness is one of the things that is offered freely, it doesn’t cost a thing to be kind, and it goes a long way.
It’s the simple things we do to others that matter. Acts of kindness like buying food for the street kids we meet on our way home every day; helping that elderly person trying to cross the road; complementing each other; giving out donations; volunteering at a children’s home; greeting a stranger, do touch people’s hearts.
In most cases, people remember how you made them feel, and not the gifts you bought them.
I love the quote by Desmond Tutu: “Do your little bit of good where you are, it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
There is this video doing rounds on twitter showing two black men, who saw a white lady paying for her gas with pennies; and decided to give her some money, little did they know that she had just lost her husband and she was going through rough times.
In the video the lady looks so tired and distressed.
One of the guys in the video is heard saying: ”It is what is right; we have got to stick together”.
This statement, actually, sums up the world I want to live in, not one drowning in hatred, malice, jealousy and not caring for one another.
Things like these renew one’s faith in humanity.