A Kind act reflects the greatness of the human soul. Kind acts are the ultimate expression of human being. Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire had aptly opined – “It is not the genius, nor glory, nor love that reflects the greatness of the human soul; it is the kindness.”
The human soul strives for growth and wholeness in life. But we can feel this craving only when we perform kind acts. Human life is not fulfilled only by abundant physical or mental successes but also it seeks success in the intellectual as well as spiritual context. This brings more greatness to the human soul.
The Value of Kindness – Teach with Kindness
Your kind acts are not just few acts; they act like lesson to others. You do not have to speak for others to listen. Kindness has nothing to do with love. If it were, you would not show a stranger kindness. It is not about being glorified. If it were, you would only do it before the masses. A kind heart is the true reflection of humanity. It does not matter how big or small your kind acts are. It has a value to the recipient.
Overcoming Mistakes and Failure with Kindness
It is human to fall, to fail and sometimes to feel like you have no strength to overcome challenges in life. Mistakes are a part of human souls. They do not define you. How you handle the challenges in life has a larger impact on the person that you are. A kind act during the difficult times is what matters the most. It is also vital to keep negative thoughts at bay. A human soul blended with kind acts can bring life-fulfilling experience even if you are not well-off worldly.
This is what humanity needs. Just start doing kind acts, at least one at a time. As per Daniel Lubetzky, even if we make mistakes in our daily life, we should not be entangled with these negativities. Rather we should start doing kind acts which in turn would make you more mindful about kindness which is a good state of any human soul. In fact, kind acts refine human soul.
Small Acts of Kindness – Benefits of Kindness
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
— Desmond Tutu
Sometimes what you do to help others may seem insignificant to you. However, your kind acts are not forgotten by the beneficiary. Supposing every person on earth did their bit by offering a little kindness, doing kind acts, how different would this world be and the human souls?
Empathy and Kindness – The Core of Humanity
Empathy is what enhances our human souls and makes us better human beings. Being kind to others, even when no one has shown us kindness is the character that you should have. It is important to remember doing kind acts are not a reward, it is an obligation. You do not repay the kindness. Always remember kindness begins with you.
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Written By: Ranjan Kumar Baral