Ellen DeGeneres is one of my biggest idols. The kindness that she brings to the world is one of the reasons that I love her so much. She really is trying to make the world a better place, and is doing everything in her power to make that happen. At the end of every show, she concludes by saying, “Be kind to one another.” I think we could all take a lesson from Ellen and truly be kind and respectful of everyone.
The truth of the matter is, that we never know what is going on in other people’s lives. Even the people we are closest to are experiencing things that they don’t want to share with us. The girl starting rumors about you could be suffering from insecurity or depression. That person being a jerk while walking across the street could have just lost the job that supports his family.
It is truly amazing what a little bit of kindness can do… how it can instantly brighten someone’s day. Not only can kindness change someone else’s day, but it can also make your day shine a little brighter too. Being kind makes us feel good about ourselves. Plus, when you show kindness to someone, they often spread that kindness.
At the end of the day, we need more kindness in this world. We spend too many hours of the day hating things and being selfish, and not enough enjoying and sharing the wonderful moments in life. So make it your goal to perform a random act of kindness every day. Smile at everyone you see walking down the street. Just be nice, be kind, and make the world a better place.
Peace out, enjoy life, and live the adventure.