It was always going to be about the kindness. Life, and my own unique story, has taught me that kindness and giving back is my ‘reason’. It took me a while to uncover this reason, better late than never when tuning into your life purpose! It is now a part of my every thought process, how can I turn this moment in time, this experience, this lesson (or even this shit storm) around to be about kindness? It is this that allows me to honour my abundance of loss and ensure that my darkness always becomes light.
I feel as though this should not be necessary, pointing out some of the most basic ways to be nice. I’m not sure about you but I am finding more and more that people are either forgetting or simply don’t know how to be nice. It baffles me, saddens me and makes me mad. It’s really not that hard to be nice. (Warning: this post is slightly ranty / tinged with passion)
The generation we are currently raising will be running the world soon, no pressure! It may seem like you have no time, no knowledge or no experience to allow you to talk about charity. It is not that hard, and it will change your life in more ways than you can imagine. It is your responsibility as a parent, a teacher, a carer and as a human being with the simple power and privilege to help those most in need.
The world is already overwhelmed with acts of terror, abuse, disease and poverty. It is unacceptable that so many young people take their own lives, and that things like unsafe water are still killing so many children. Every act of kindness makes the world a better place, every dollar donated to charity and every minute of your time volunteered helps. It is a simple yet hugely powerful thing to become an influence for good.