A beautiful quote by Maya Angelou says, "I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Kindness goes a long way. You will be amazed by how much effect a simple act of kindness has in someone's life. Being kind should be a character trait everyone should have. When we are kind, we touch the hearts of those we are serving. A warm hug, a small gesture, or positive words can make a difference in someone's life. How many times has your mood changed because of someone's kindness? How many times have you been the blessing in someone else life?
Nothing is more gratifying than hearing someone say, "you are the answer to my prayer" or "you made my day." It fills your heart with joy. When we act with kindness, we change the atmosphere and motivate others to do the same. The "Pay it Forward" movement was born from a desire to thank kind acts. It is a great way of inspiring others to do an act of love. It does not have to be something big; a simple gesture can have a huge impact. For example, if you see someone sad or shy, sit by their side and ask them how they are. If you see someone struggling with homework, or work, ask how you can help. If you see someone overwhelmed, ask how you can ease their load. These are simple things that will make a difference and do not cost anything.
When you act with kindness, you share God's love and act as His helper. What a wonderful task of being one of God's Angels here on Earth. Your act of kindness could be the answer to someone's prayer. It could be a blessing that helps someone get close to God. It could be the voice of God in someone's life, reminding them how much He loves them. It could be decisive in someone's decision between living or taking their life. Kindness is so powerful that it can change lives in a blink of an eye.
As the quote above says, your act of kindness will transcend time and will leave unforgettable marks. We talk about changing the world. Well, the change starts with us. Let's start changing the world one act of kindness at a time. Share Jesus's love by treating others with respect, being kind, and forgiving. Today let's be someone else's answered prayer!