Updated: Apr 23
Kindness comes from a place of empathy. We all need a little help and kindness at some point in our lives. Sometimes the random acts of strangers ends up being a life saver. Perhaps you in your own life have extended kindness to people you don't even know without expecting anything in return, or have been on the receiving end.
Here are a few real life examples. Paying for an elderly person's meal that is sitting all alone in the same restaurant. Giving money or food to someone that is homeless. Watching a family in front of you at the grocery store who is about to put some items back they can't afford, but you pay for the items instead. I recall when I was a very young single mother and my car engine burned up. I didn't have the means to fix my car. A mechanic friend of someone in my social circle that I did not know fixed my car for me and didn't charge me a dime. What a blessing! Another time someone stopped to change my tire on the side of the road when I had a flat.
Sometimes it can be a listening ear, without judgement. A smile at someone in passing. Forgiving a debt or letting go of a resentment. Giving someone the benefit of the doubt. There are many ways and opportunities to show up for other people with kindness.
Selfless acts bring the giver good karma in the bank of abundance. It is always a joy to pay it forward. No good deed goes unrewarded because you attract back the good you give out to others in some way. The receiver of the kindness can also bring more blessings into their life through gratitude. Like a ripple in the water, both giving and gratitude have a far reaching effect on the Universe.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness."
- Gal 5:22
Whenever you can, be generous, pay it forward, lend a helping hand and do something to make a difference in someone else's life. Good comes to those who are generous in Spirit. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain when you understand the Universal law of abundance.
God bless you, have a great week and Namaste.
Rev. S. Castle