Yesterday I published “Kindness is the flavor of the season”, in hopes the message will reach as many people as possible and, thus, turn it into a collective effort to shifting this world’s view towards a better perspective.
And, since people seem to resonate to the topic, especially as Christmas is just around the corner, I would love if all of you played a little game with me. I will call it “Taste the flavor of everyday kindness“.
There are no rules to it, is all up to your free will to get involved or not. And share the taste you get when witnessing a gesture of benevolence.
And, as I find it appropriate, today I’ll go first:
By the time I’m writing this, I’m heading to work, so things can happen with each and every breath I take. But here it goes…
For a few days, I’ve been avoiding taking the subway, therefore the other option is the tramway. As I was just standing there, on a heavy kind of wintery weather, listening to my tunes and placing comments here and there, a man approached me. He did nothing but provided a slight tapping on my right shoulder. The next second, he was drawing me the attention to the fact that my backpack was open. Then, after showing me a single-second smile, he turned away and resumed his thoughts.
Clichee? Random? Not interesting? Not important? Not impressed?
If you answered “yes, yes, no, no, no”, let me tell you something. In today’s world, when individualism seems to be wearing the crown, such a small gesture can definitely make a difference. As I stated in yesterday’s post, even a heart-given smile is kind. And we can all bring our contribution, every day, with such “insignificant” acts of beauty.
My dears, if you like the idea of this little game, I would be honored to find your answers in the comments section. Tomorrow I’ll come back, exposing another “random” little gesture that will have brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart.
May every day of your lives be filled with beauty, trust and kindness!
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