The next time you’re out and getting frustrated with whatever is going on in front of you, maybe it’s someone walking slowly into a store or a coworker irritating you, be more compassionate. Try to remember that we all are going through things, even if you don’t know about them, and that we all deserve kindness.
Whether you see someone being bullied or you see someone wearing real fur, no matter what it is that bothers you, stand up for it. Sign a petition, start one, step in when you see someone being judged or harassed. All it takes is one step.
It’s not always easy, but it’s important to always be kind. You never know what someone is going through, and you never know what your actions will cause. So choose kindness.
Drop off food at a shelter to help someone in need over the weekend. You never know what good things can come from a small act of kindness.
I’ve been in retail, let me tell you, the holidays are not all cheerful for those working in it. Say a kind word, and try to brighten up someone’s day.
If you’re braving the stores and shopping this morning, please remember to be kind. Having worked retail myself for years, I can tell you, this day is a marathon for many workers there, and a kind smile can really help when you’re running around like crazy (on very little sleep I might add).