I want to talk about some acts of kindness today. Recently, I have been observing some small things that make people happy and this made me think that being kind may not be hard after all. The acts of kindness that I want to talk about today all involve reminding them that you remember them.
Say, you have a friend that you hung out a lot years ago but your communication has been minimal in the last few years. Send them a text asking them who you are and they will be happy.
Say, you have a close friend now and she is going through hard times. Make her think that you are by her. Maybe check on her regularly to let her know that. Or when she feels overwhelmed, talk to her or meet her up if you have the right conditions.
Say, someone is not that close but you know they are going hard times, ask them at times how they are doing. It may not be as frequent as a close friend, but still do it.
People do not have to be going through hard times for you to check on them. Just go through your list at times and ask people how they are doing. If you don’t have the time or energy to talk or meet, texting takes little time. Do that. These little 10 seconds of text brings in a lot of joy in other people’s lives.
If you are finding it hard to convince yourself that you can do it, ask yourself how you would feel if someone did this to you. I know I would feel happy. Maybe that will encourage you.
So, go ahead and check on some people today. There is no point in postponing good things.
Do you check in with people regularly? How do you feel when others do it? What other small acts of kindness did you notice make people happy? Let’s discuss kindness today.