A short lesson about kindness and generosity

Recently I read somewhere the following statement. Unfortunately, I don’t remember where, so I can’t add the source here. But I’d like to share the message nonetheless.

I heard my mom asking our neighbor for some salt. We had salt at home so I asked her why she was asking. She told me, “They don’t have much money and they sometimes ask us for things. So I asked for something small that wouldn’t burden them. I want them to feel as if we needed them too. That way, it will be much easier for them to ask us for anything they need.”

I admire that attitude, and it expresses so much kindness and care. I am trying too to be kind, fair, supportive, positive, and respectful. Most of us do. And there are days when this works out better than on other days. That’s okay. The important thing is that you keep trying.

In our fast-paced world, we tend to forget those values easily. We are all too busy to stop and look around us, see those in need, and help others. We are so busy with ourselves and minor issues that we sometimes don’t see the bigger picture.

This message above is a reminder to be kind. So, if you haven’t been kind to someone today, the day is still ongoing. Go out and be kind.