3 ways to be kind

01/06/2016

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These days, everyone's all about the banter. Get onboard the banter bus, next stop dickhead central. I'm all up for a good laugh, I've got a weird sense of humour and laugh at quite a lot of things - especially at awkward situations and Christmas cracker jokes but what I don't find funny, is when a 'joke' is at the expense of someone else.
Maybe I just think too much into it - I think how they could fake laugh at the joke and then feel self-conscious and insecure for the rest of the day. I don't find that shit funny and sometimes people think that's weird or wrong and shout at me for it but I'm not going to laugh at someone, period.
I think there's hardly any compassion or kindness in the world anymore. We congratulate people helping the homeless on facebook videos, and we pat the backs of the people who save animals when they're hurt. That's all great, but I just see that as being a DECENT HUMAN BEING. Why has kindness become SO RARE we have to congratulate people for being kind? Why isn't it a normal human action anymore? I actually think everyone wants to be kind, just they're scared because it's not the 'normal thing' to do anymore and thus a vicious circle is created. Here are THREE SIMPLE WAYS you can be kind on a day to day basis:

1. SMILE: You never know what others are going through. Instead of awkwardly glancing away when you accidentally lock eyes with a stranger, smile at them. It'll show that not everyone's bloody miserable and they'll probably smile more creating a snowball effect of happy smiley people.

2. HELP: If you see someone struggling, or if you notice that someone is probably going to struggle (like if they're trying to push a pram and carrying 10,000 shopping bags at the same time) just ask them if they need a hand. I'm sure what you're doing can wait for a couple seconds whilst you help someone in need.

3. LISTEN: When people are talking to you, actually listen to what they're saying. You can usually tell people's hidden words by the tone of their voice and their body language. If someone says they're fine and you sense that they're not, ask them what's wrong. It's that bloody simple!


There are so many ways you can show kindness but I think these are definitely the easiest. 
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12 comments

  1. Aw this is such a lovely post. Once I fell over in public (so embarrassing) and this cyclist got off his bike and made sure I was ok, so sweet of him! Great post lovely!

    Ella xx
    www.ellaselement.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Ella. I hope you wasn't too hurt after you fell over! xx

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  2. I try and smile at as many people as I can when I'm just wondering around. Although people might think I'm weird - if it brightens at least one persons day then it'll definitely be worth it! :) xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. I like your mindset, Sarah! I try to smile at everyone too. I once read this story (not sure if it was true or not) about some girl walking to a bridge to commit suicide and in her note it said "if one person smiles at me on the way, I wont do it" since then I realised what an impact a smile could have on someone xx

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  3. Smiling and listening are the two I do most. Smiles are nice, and everyone loves to truly be heard by another person. I totally agree with you that it's a bit silly we praise people for being decent human beings. Okay, it's ridiculous actually. We all need to be nicer and maybe we'll stop accepting people being dicks.

    Great post, as always. XOXO

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    1. Yaaas I love it when people listen properly, like they have intelligent responses and interesting questions! Thanks lovely lady xxx

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  4. AMEN!!!!! There needs to be more kind people in this world, I'm sick of being surrounded by rude and horrible people. I think it's so lovely smiling at strangers, they could be so upset and you could make their day by just simply smiling, it really is the little things!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. You're so right Becky! A smile could mean SO MUCH to someone and it doesn't cost anything either! xx

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  5. These are so smple, yet so true. You never know what giving a smile can actually do to someone. I was once in a tough pot in my life, and someone simply took the time to listen and be kind to me. They weren't even someone I was close to, and it made all the difference. You never know what the little things to you means to someone else. Love this post!

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    1. That's it, sometimes all it takes is for someone to listen, smile and say "it's gunna be okay, you're doin great!" makes all the difference! xx

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  6. This is such a lovely post and I agree with everything! My sister is always there to listen and it's just so wonderful. You never know how much a little thing can mean to someone.


    Sempiternal Adventures

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. You're very lucky to have such a great sister! xx

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