“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love” Lao Tzu
“You are winning by giving ” Steve Hyne
It is the season of giving for many around the globe from Thanks Giving day to Christmas day. In many religious celebrations offerings and gifts were a part of life. Even Jesus said there is more happiness in giving than receiving. The best type of giving is when its not merited and when it is from a place of compassion. For example forgiveness is the simplest gift but the hardest for many to give. It is so easy to make complaints or feel bitter from the consequences in life especially if others hurt us. Last week I was touched by this wonderful statement “There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you’ve heard their story“. When you forgive others you forgive yourself, what a gift that is for both recipients.
The spontaneous gifts that come from the heart are a blessing for both parties. As a parent I love to surprise my children when they are never expecting anything as a surprise. I am thankful to my parents who had very little when I was young and they were always very generous, a lesson they taught by actions not words. The greatest gift is not material pleasures but relationships from all the different domains. It is so easy to take people for granted at work , at home , our friends and others. Sending someone a simple message of kindness and love creates an energy within for the sender and the receiver.
When you fill your heart with love and compassion it creates a positive emotion within your soul. Release that simple joy of giving with a few words that can bring sunshine to someone world. Practicing compassion and kindness for the world will take your existence on this earth to another cosmic level. From a personal experience a few words of compassion is all you can give to some and reflecting back I have no regrets. We never know what tomorrow will bring and if today was your last day what would you say to your love one or friend? Never be stingy in giving because one day you might not have the opportunity to give in word or deed.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” Aesop