#bekind

‘ In a world

where 

you

can do anything

feel anything

be anything 

be kind

This week has been #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and the theme has been my favourite so far: kindness.

Being kind is ALWAYS a necessity and especially so in these crazZy times. Up and down the country (and globally) we have seen thousands of acts of kindness during this pandemic. If we show kindness in everything we do, it has the potential to be the most compelling force. It is driven by empathy and understanding, and it is demonstrated in what we say and what we think. We have a choice, we can ignore the lessons from Covid-19 and continue as we were pre-pandemic, or we can take the hope from the kindness during this time and use it as a basis to look at our world afresh. We have the power to decide whether we want to put kindness to ourselves and others at the heart of our new normal.

Kindness is often undervalued, considered soft and fluffy. But kindness is not soft and fluffy. It is a way of thinking about the world, and ourselves. We should never underestimate kindness, it can and will always have a positive impact. When the opportunity arises where you can be kind… do it. Do your best never to let an opportunity of kindness to slip by you because every action creates a ripple with no logical end.

Being kind is NEVER wasted. So, in a world where you can be anything, be kind.

Because…

‘Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

One of the most important things I’ve learned is that each and every one of us can change the world and this is possible with kindness because it is a universal language.

In a difficult world, kindness has amazing power.

But, if you’re stuck on how to ‘simply’ be kind, here is my biggest tip:

Smile at everyone you meet (no, really… that’s it, that is my advice)

A smile is a miracle worker.

No one can deny that smiling is contagious.

The greatest gift of a smile is that it keeps nothing for itself. Its purpose is to give, to console, to inspire, to cherish, to love, and to multiply. Spread happiness and feel it grow inside you. Be contagious because no act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted. In these scary, uncertain, daunting and strange times, smile. Give yourself and everyone else some hope. Remind them that there is ALWAYS hope.

Kindness is within our control. Be kind to others. And, be kind to yourself. Your longest and most important relationship in life is with yourself, value it. Being kind to ourselves and each other really matters and it makes a difference. Lets create a new mindset… a ‘kindset’ (I really am impressed by my wit sometimes)…

Love E x

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