Just be Kind
by Tanvi Allada
Our world is very vast, and we are all very small. Sometimes we just can’t seem to think of a way to make the world a better place to live in. However, we can change the world by doing “small things with great love” as Mother Theresa once said. We can slowly improve the world by being kind.
What is kindness? Kindness means that we recognize that others are fragile--that we have the ability to hurt or heal them--and we choose to be healers. When we are kind, we don't take advantage of our power or of other people's weaknesses. Instead, we try to comfort, encourage and strengthen those around us.
Of course being kind to others might seem difficult at first. But just ask yourself this question, “Do we really want to live in a happy world?” The answer for most people is yes. Sadly, the solution makes a few of us frown. The gateway to a better world, is giving to others. Think about this: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion” stated Dalai Lama. Some of us may feel that, if we give too much, our generosity will be taken advantage of by others. Nevertheless, we can do random acts of kindness like donating small amounts of money to a charity or giving toys to the unprivileged kids, without seeking reward. This not only benefits the receiver, but it makes the world a better place to live in.
Regardless of how big or small an act of kindness is, every time we give we receive. It is the law of cause and effect, also known as “karma”. It works like this, for every action there is a reaction. Let’s just make sure our actions are good.
In conclusion taking time out our lives in order to enrich the lives of other people will make us feel good. Kindness brightens our world. When we are kind to people, it makes them happy. The more people who experienced kindness from us, the more happy people will be in our lives. By recognizing someone’s need for help and acting on it in a nice...