Becoming more kind is important because kindness can change the world. I learned its world-changing powers by studying what true kindness is and wrote What In The World Does It Mean to Be Kind. Then I gathered stories from individuals I know to see ways kindness had changed their world.
Kindness is powerful so I want to become more kind. How do we do it? I found 2 ways. All the other ways out there fall under one or the other.
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The First Way to Become More Kind
Doing acts of kindness for others. But not only for others. You matter as well and proper self-care is important. Kindness to self is good self-care and will help you become kinder to others.
There are countless articles with lists of acts of kindness we can practice. I offer one myself (30 Ways to Practice Love and Kindness). No list is exhaustive. The list of kind things we can do is endless.
One of the lists I found said to care for others genuinely. How is a person supposed to do that on command? I don’t think they can. They need a source.The list of kind things we can do is endless. Click To Tweet
The Second Way to Become More Kind
Connect to the source of kindness.
For some, this is a no-brainer and for others, it’s a huge challenge. I’m talking about God being the source of kindness. Some don’t want to connect with him because they don’t see him as kind.
I struggled with this for a long time. My perception of God was skewed. Kindness was not something I thought he always had available. It seemed it was something he carried in his back pocket offering it to those who deserved it. I rarely felt like I deserved it. But I was wrong about God. He is generous with kindness. In fact, he promised it would always be available to us.
I was wrong about God. He is generous with kindness. Click To Tweet
The mountains may move, and the hills may shake, but my kindness will never depart from you. My promise of peace will never change,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. –Isaiah 54:10 (emphasis mine)
2 Ways I can help
Free resources for you
- Getting Started with Self-care twenty things self-care deals with.
- Dare to Believe help to love and accept yourself.
- Loves Manifesto to feel the love you want and deserve.
Helpful articles of mine on medium.com
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