Be kind to one another; tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
~ Ephesians 4:32
A kind person is one who is sensitive to the needs of others – they not only see, but act – usually in quiet. As one of the fruits of the spirit, kindness should be one of our notable character traits. But, being kind is not always easy. You may feel that not everyone deserves your kindness. Or, that showing kindness is hard to show to people you don’t know.
Here are a few ideas to help you put kindness into action…
Share a smile or a greeting.
Allow someone to get ahead of you in line.
Complement a server or cashier.
Stop if you see someone who needs help.
Insert coins into someone’s expired parking meter.
Hold open the door for people.
Offer to take a shopper’s cart to the cart rack or inside the store.
Mow the yard of an elderly neighbor.
Write a “thank you” note to someone instead of a text.
Take the time to listen to someone.
Pay attention to the opportunities around you every day to show kindness and then act. Know that your kindness in action will show others the love of Christ.