Three reasons to be kind:
- if you want friends and want to keep them, be kind and nurture your friendships. Tell friends why they are important to you, what you love about them; show them they are important to you: buy them sweet little gifts from time to time which mean something to them; be there for them in good and bad times: be a good listener, not just a good talker!
- if your heart is breaking through loneliness, sadness or grief, turn your focus outward towards helping others, and I promise it will help to distract you from your pain. Easy ways to do this are to become involved in a cause which means something to you or your loved ones (either online or in the physical world: signing petitions, fundraising and so on); donating your time, expertise, company or resources to someone in need (visit a neighbour, donate food to a food bank, help someone with reading skills and so on).
- because by helping others to heal, your heart will heal in the process. Don’t do something for someone else simply to benefit from it yourself; do it because it feels like the right thing to do. With this intuitive motivation, you will find that you do get something out of it after all: a great feeling of love, connection and compassion for another human being as you see their face light up with happiness!
Be kind to each other today! Much love, Anita.