Kindness. Kindness means you show consideration and goodness to your fellowmen. Kindness also means you value others and treat them with respect. Everyone needs it. Our world needs it. Very badly. The best place to start teaching this value is in the home. Oftentimes, we forget. I have met quite a number of people who are unkind even to their own family — especially to their own family. Showing kindness and respect to others should be a prioritized discussion in the family. Children must be taught to be kind and parents must model it to their children. Easier said than done, but there are ways. One is to provide examples, read good books that highlight the importance of this trait. When we learn this important value, we will be equipped with goodness, ready to face the world. And that kindheartedness will send an endless ripple of good deeds to others. I like this quote from the book Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson:
“This is what kindness does, Ms. Albert said. Each little thing we do goes out, like a ripple, into the world.”
Here are 7 of our favorite Kindness quotes that we want to share with you and your family. Take a moment to sit down and talk about Kindness. It is one of the fruits of the Spirit, an attribute to a wonderful life.
In a world where you can be anything, be kind. – anon
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia
What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind. – Cleveland Amory
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do your little bit of good, where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
― George Sand
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How much does kindness means to you? What are some of the ways you do to show kindness? How do you teach kindness to your children?