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creating a kinder world

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly. Show them how.” – Unknown

Sometimes you can get caught up in all the negative things that it can leave you feeling a little bitter and jaded. You guard yourself and turn away from your brothers and sisters who walk the earth with you.

What if you could do something to make the world just a little kinder? Would you be willing to change your ways just a little so you would feel more generous and manage to be a little more patient with that stranger in front of you who just cut you off in traffic?

Have you ever noticed that when you are kind, you see more kindness? If you want to create a kinder world then continue to be kind every chance you get. Here are ten ideas.

1. Don’t judge others. You don’t know their circumstances. Only God can judge.

2. Do your best to treat other people like they were your brothers and sisters. Love one another as the brothers and sisters we are in God’s eyes.

3. Pay it forward. Do something kind for a neighbor or stranger without expecting anything in return.

4. Offer to teach a skill you know and love. Whether it is sewing, painting or making bread. Teach others without demanding payment.

5. Paste a smile on your face and let your inner light shine through as you walk down the street. A simple smile can brighten a stranger’s day.

6. Practice patience, even when somebody is pushing your buttons. Recognize they are upset about something else and you are acting as their sounding board.

7. Remember the Golden Rule; Do unto others, as you would have done to you.

8. Let the car waiting to turn on the road cut in front of you. Offer a wave and a smile.

9. When the person in line behind you at the grocery store only has a couple things and you have a cart full, let them cut in front of you and be gracious about it.

10. Send a hand written note or card to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. The message will surely brighten their day.

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

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