I will admit, I am addicted to caffeine. I am at the coffee shop more than I care to admit.. With my frequent trips I have noticed something, regardless of where I go or how long I wait, I am seldom greeted properly and I cannot tell you the last time someone thanked me for waiting or for even stopping by. I am courteous customer, I use exact change whenever possible and usually tip, that said the two shops I frequent the most, no one knows my name or my drink. This might be a good place to add I have purple and red hair, I'm easy to spot...
All I ask for is a smile, "Thanks for waiting" or even "have a good day, Thanks for stopping in". Something to acknowledge me. A frequent, loyal customer.
I think what I am getting at is that kindness matters. We all need it.
Where I live there are people very angry over the state of the world we live in. You'd think in a beautiful liberal state like Washington where we bend over backwards to accommodate any marginalized segment of the population and trip over ourselves as to not offend we would be expert at common courtesy and kindness. Not so.
A kind word or even a smile can help the most random or remote person. Our world is full of people who are struggling with anxiety and depression, They are falling through the cracks of society with care and any meaningful human contact.
So today, think about what you teach your children. Have you left the lesson of kindness to your church, or school? How do we teach our children to be kind, to see that how we treat people matters?
With my son I was all about the effort of kindness. We cheered for any winning team (other than the Yankees) we celebrated what we could offer with volunteering and made it an event. Our community was just as important as our home. With reflection of what you may or may not have is a huge part of this.
So start the dialogue today. Kindness matters and we all could use a dose.
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Author Michelle Moody
I lead a happy little life, where my mission is to spread love, empathy and healing through massage.