A simple thing

Every day there is an opportunity, well endless opportunities not just one, but we can, if we choose to, take at least one opportunity to lighten up someone else’s path. We all have our struggles and it’s not our judgement, criticism, questioning, or advice others need it is our listening, understanding, compassion and kindness they need.

A hug, a smile, a kiss, a kind deed, a kind gesture, a laugh, a kind word, a compliment, a song, a dance, something that we can do for someone we love or for a complete stranger.

In fact, doing something for a stranger shows we are all just one human race, the one life, a collection of beautiful human souls that are hidden behind our ego’s, judgements, anger, frustration, fear, hate and the lenses of our minds.

A simple act of kindness for a stranger is what makes us human.

Other person’s shoes

When someone is angry, or rude, or frustrated or she/he behaves in a way that is not their normal way of behaving, instead of reacting the same towards them, perhaps we we could choose to seek to understand.

What is happening in the other person’s mind that is causing them to lash out, to react?

We always want to judge first, to see how that person’s behaviour affects our little story, our ego always wants to personalise it, to see it in terms of how does this affect me?

If we all choose to empathise, understand and be compassionate first, then we could all suffer less.

We could all learn to walk in the other person’s shoes and show kindness.