Recently our world was rocked by many natural disasters. These types of situations tend to bring out the best and worst in people. I’m lucky to have not been directly impacted by the Hurricanes, earthquakes or forest fires but I know many who have been. My sister lives in Tampa, Florida and stayed to wait out the hurricane there. That was a nerve racking few days, waiting to hear how she was fairing. I’m relieved to say that she and her family are safe. I bring up my sister because it was her generosity and kindness that made me want to write this post.
She was on Facebook offering supplies to those who needed it. When she still had power she offered to have people come take showers or do whatever else they needed to do at her house. As the storm approached she posted regularly to share where she was finding supplies and often offered to pick up items that others were unable to get.
It’s people like this that make the world a better place. Kindness costs nothing but is the most treasured gift. All it takes is some effort on each of our parts. I think we could all be more like my sister and help others when we see a need.
You don’t need a natural disaster to start being kind to others. You can spread kindness through your every day interactions. Smile at strangers. Hold the door open for someone. Cheer up a friend who’s having a hard time. There are so many things we can all do as individuals to help make this world a better, brighter place.
How will you spread love and kindness?