Kindness – “Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most”


Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.
Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.
Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
it is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you every where
like a shadow or a friend.
~ Naomi Shihab Nye ~

The act of kindness has the power touch the heart of even the most evil person. I will share my story of kindness in the coming days. The language of kindness can be felt with unspoken words. I personally like reading poems, I am sharing one of the poem that touched my heart. Feel free to share any of your favorite Poem of kindness or quotes of kindness. Help others to spread kindness among people.

No act of kindness can go wasted – Lets all share moments from our lives.

  • What I believe is that the act of kindness leaves an everlasting impression, no matter how small the act is or in whichever form it’s! I just want to share one incident which recently happened with me.
  • Recently, I saw my help keeper a bit upset and I could notice that she was behaving in a different way. Because usually she greets me saying “daye how are you” Don’t ask me what daye means even I don’t know!!!!!!! May be it’s her own way of calling me since I was a child! So I asked her are you hungry? She said Nope! So I generally talked about how your kids are. Then slowly she opened up and expressed her family dispute.
  • For over half an hour she was talking to me and I could see that how upset she was.Actually, She is quite old and has been working in our house for over 15 years. Later, she placed her hands on my head and said alright daye “khush raho” (be happy). I am not sure if she felt better after talking to me but I did feel good when she blessed me.

  • My entire life one thing which I have always valued is the blessings and wishes of genuine people. Bring a smile to someone’s face or give a hug to someone who is down has a power to wash away sorrows of any kind.
  • Small gestures like these make a whole lot of difference. You will feel a change in yourself; notice how calm and happy you feel to help someone who is in need.