I see comments like, “you may wait a long time before you see your kindness pay off”, or the medical benefits of kindness listed – as if we must be strung along to that path, enticed – that kindness in itself is not enough. I don’t want to throw cold water on any of that. I accept those words as the intention behind them – to be encouraging.
AND, Kindness is enough. If you practice acts of kindness, you will become that. It will be your habit. Kindness will be your first action. Whatever else comes (and there are truly many benefits), kindness: doing kindness, being kindness, thinking on kindness, working at kindness – that’s a most worthwhile pursuit. It is a reward.
Thanks for reading. May you be a constant witness to kindness, and its aware recipient. Lilie