The world has gone mad.
We are being run by people who value self interest, individuality, only their beliefs, money, power and personal gain. Alongside this, more and more people on social media forget that actual human beings are behind the posts they see on their feeds. I experienced this during the week. They often feel they must be nasty, bully others, and it seems to me, are terrified that their position in the world will be somehow taken away from them. They don’t want their comfortable lives threatened. Fear mongering by media has taken hold so much, these people are scared and lash out with spiteful words and prejudice. While community over competition is strong for some of us, others are hanging on to their “rights” to say and do whatever they want to, without challenge.
BUT there’s an antidote to this. It’s called kindness.
It’s about empathy and understanding, realising there’s enough for everyone, knowing the importance of all living creatures. It’s about compassion. Outrage is important around so many critical issues, but gentle kindness, positivity, humility, hope, listening, learning – all of these matter so much. We don’t have to be perpetually angry.
Take a moment today and tell someone how much you admire them. Congratulate them on something. Ask if you can help on anything. Listen to what they say, even if it makes you uncomfortable because it challenges your comfort levels or life choices. Notice someone. It will fill you up far more than a new outfit or sofa.
With #kindnessandhope because it’s #ourkidsplanet & mental health is so vitally important. Be kind.