The first of 26…what’s the first way I think we can show kindness to one another? Now this may sound counter-intuitive, but the first way is to ask for help. No, really, hear me out…
If you ask for help, the other person may feel needed, useful and have purpose. To do this for someone who feels lacking in this department can give them a reason to get up in the morning. This is kind.
If you ask for help, the other person won’t have to guess or make assumptions on what you need. I think anyone who has ever been married or in a serious relationship can attest to this being an act of kindness!
If you ask for help, you are being vulnerable and showing members of your family or community that it’s okay to be vulnerable too. You may be granting permission for someone to admit to themselves something they haven’t been able to before…discontent, depression, anxiety, abuse…the list can go on and on.
A little unconventional, not the traditional pay-it-forward, buy-the-person-in-front-of-you-a-cup-of-coffee-in-the-Starbucks-line, but a kindness nonetheless.
What do you think? Have you ever asked for help and had it benefit another?
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Stay tuned during the month of April to see other ways in which you can incorporate kindness into your daily life and encourage others to do the same…I’ll return to my senses on May 1.