Kindness along with compassion are two important attributes to create a meaningful and loving relationship.
Kindness is a human attribute that has immense relevance, effect, and importance in human lives. It is such a trait that can change the life of a person to a new higher level with lots of positivity and personification.
The act of kindness can change one’s life drastically towards a meaningful and loving relationship.
What is the True Meaning of the Act of Kindness?
Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
“Kindness is a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward.”
Why is Kindness Important for a Meaningful and Loving Relationship?
Practicing kindness whether to others or for oneself may lead to bringing you immense pleasure, mental positivity, lower stress level.
It could lower your stress level and enhance the production of hormones like Serotonin, Dopamine, and, Oxytocin in your body that would provide you good feelings.
So, kindness acts positively affect your mind. It also boosts positivity on your physical wellbeing and leads to a meaningful and loving relationship.
Kindness is a Part of Spiritual Life
When you grow a kind spirit within yourself, you would discover that you are inching towards spirituality.
Kindness would make you simple serene, and sublime. It would bring a sense of inner peace within you. It would display love towards other beings around you.
Love and kindness would be the mainstay for a meaningful and loving relationship. It helps in culturing compassionate behaviors and togetherness. Ultimately it generates oneness among each other.
We have often observed that our religious traditions persuade kindness to all. It also emphasizes that along with the act of kindness, compassionate behavior can make our world better in every sense. It has several physical as well as mental health advantages.
Love and Kindness
Both love and kindness are parts of the same coin. One enhances and flourishes the other.
The act of kindness, even if it is small would lead to creating a meaningful and loving relationship with the counterpart.
Similarly, when you are in love with somebody, you tend to be kind and generous towards your love buddy.
Kindness and Compassion
The act of kindness and compassion can create love and ultimately may bring a state of mindfulness that can enhance a relationship with others.
Kindness could be Small or Big
The act of kindness could be small or big but both are powerful, relevant, and effective. Kindness in any shape can bring meaningful and loving relationships among people.
To Be Kind, You don’t have to Be Rich: The Story of Bill Gates
The act of kindness could be within both the rich and poor alike. But you don’t have to be rich to display kindness towards others.
It reminds me of the act of kindness, although it was in a small way, shown by a newspaper seller to the great techno-preneur Bill Gates.
The story goes like this – When Bill was not rich and famous like, he is now, he once wanted to purchase a newspaper when he was waiting for his flight in an airport but found that he didn’t have enough change. So he left the newspaper to the vendor saying he didn’t have enough change. The vendor gave that newspaper to Bill for free, saying “you can keep it…I’m giving it to you for free.”
Coincidentally, after two to three months, Bill landed at the same airport and again he was short of change for a newspaper. The vendor offered him the newspaper again. This time Bill was hesitant to accept that but the vendor persuaded him to take it, saying “You can take it, I am sharing this from my profit, I won’t be at loss.”
What Happened After 19 Years? Has the Act of Kindness Changed Bill Gates?
After approximately nineteen years, the things were changed. Now, Bill has become well-known by people. One day, the vendor came to his memory. He started searching for the vendor for nearly one year when he locates him finally.
After meeting the vendor he asked ‘Do you recognize me?’
The vendor replied, ‘Yes, I know you…you are Bill Gates.’
Bill asked him yet again, ‘Do you bear in mind that once you gave me a newspaper for free?’
The vendor replied, ‘Yes, I do remember that and I gave you not once but twice.’
Bill said, ‘I wish to pay back the help you had generously offered me at that time. Whatever you wish in your life, please tell me, I shall fulfill that.’
The newspaper vendor replied, ‘respected Sir, don’t you believe that even if you do that, your help won’t be capable to equivalent my help?’
Bill was astonished…but asked, ‘Why do you think so?’
The vendor said, ‘I had rendered help when I was a very poor newspaper seller. Now you are attempting to extend your helping hand to me after a long time when you are the richest person in the entire world. How can rendered by you now would match mine?’
The act of kindness displayed by the vendor would never match with the help that Bill wanted to extend.
The Takeaway from Bill’s Experience
“That day, the richest person on the planet understands that the vendor is wealthier than him. It is so because he didn’t have to wait to become affluent to help out someone. It was Mr. Bill Gate’s response to a query “Is there anyone richer than you?”
People should recognize that the affluent are those who have a rich heart not that they have a lot of money. It’s in reality very significant to have a rich heart. To have a rich heart apart from other virtues, having kindness is a must.
There is no doubt that it brings a meaningful and loving relationship with your loving ones.