Describe a moment of kindness, between you and someone else — loved one or complete stranger.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us KINDNESS.
Moments of kindness, big or small, can really impact a person’s life and usually 1 act of kindness counteracts with the other.
Both unemployed, my ex boyfriend and I, went to Manhattan to occupy our time. We were walking back to the car about to head home when we saw a man, homeless and asking for change. I only had a dollar on me but I decided to give it to this man. As I walked over and put the money is the box, I said, “God Bless You, Sir.” I began to walk away but he stopped me saying, “Thank you so much, that is the nicest thing you could say, thank you.” So even though I engaged in that moment of kindness, the man’s kind words and appreciation was just as kind a moment for me.
In the world we live in, it isn’t easy to be kind, to trust that someone won’t take advantage of your kindness. There is a saying, “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness” and I am sure that originated with a person engaging in a moment of kindness and it was taken advantage of in return. It is really a shame that we can’t follow our first instinct to do well to others and give out to others when needed or called upon but we have all participated in taking advantage or being taken advantage of. Until we can all be on the same page and learn to live in true unity and harmony, small moments of kindness will continue to be treasured as a rarity rather than to be known for as a great human quality that we all share.
One in a while, take a risk, even if there is no benefit or reward and be kind. You will always be surprised with the consequence and every experience is one you can learn from.