Kindness: n. relatively small medium intensity caring which isn’t requested
Humans rarely say be kind to me because kindness is small caring things done which are not requested. If you nurture and/or protect a human in a small way then you are being kind. It frequently involves giving something which you have- your time, expertise, praise, advice, small gifts, and a little money.
I have listed only a few of the possibilities of unrequested kindnesses:
Saying I like you
Complimenting someone on doing or saying the right thing
Asking “How are you?” and listening intently and caring about the response
Introducing yourself to someone whom you always see around
Offering free professional advice or offer advice if you see someone has a problem which needs a solution
Holding the door or elevator for someone
Showing courtesy on the road
Making a family cook a meal for them
Giving up your seat on a train or bus to someone who seems to need it, especially the handicapped
Hugging a friend
Mentoring someone’s offspring
Visiting a senior center and talk to or entertain some of them
Volunteering somewhere without being asked
Donate food to a food bank or donate old clothes to a shelter
Paying for a meal for a homeless human
Planting a tree (being kind to nature)
Recycling (being kind to nature)
Returning wildlife to the wild ( being kind to nature)
I am not a believer in random acts of kindness, especially to total strangers. Giving small amounts of money to humans who don’t ask for it is stupidity not kindness and giving small amounts of money to strangers who ask for it is also stupidity and not kindness!!!!!!
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