Kindness is such a staple in my life.
In fact, some days I think it makes my world go round entirely, whether I’m showing it, on the receiving end, or witnessing it out in public, kindness always keeps me going. And for that, I’m so grateful.
It’s a superpower we all have, and it only makes others’ lives better when we put it into motion. Don’t you agree, darlings?
And better yet, kindness is a universal language. I have been all around the world, and while language barriers can be a challenge to overcome, every person I’ve met understands an act of kindness. We all speak it, so let’s put it into practice every day.
Are you fluent in kindness?
If you are, you know it is a marvelous feeling. If not, here are a few of my thoughts on how to incorporate it into your daily routine. Let’s talk kindness for women over 50:
1. Make yourself feel good and make another person feel good. When you do a good deed for your family, friends or strangers, you automatically feel good and so does the other person. Be kind.
2. Be a voice for someone who needs you. I love to help and it’s a win-win for me and the other person. My pooch is ill, and I am her advocate 24/7. I am rewarded by her wagging tail, her kisses, and her big black eyes looking up at me with love as if she is saying, “thank you.” Be kind.
3. Be a role model. Our Grands are watching us. They are picking up cues on how to treat others. Be kind.
4. Cease being judgmental. People may show a side of themselves we will not always appreciate. When this happens, we have two choices: we can take the high road, realize their frailties and continue to be kind anyway. Or if their actions simply cannot be tolerated, which will at times be the case, I suggest you delete them from your life. Be kind.
5. Do we need a reason to be kind? Personally, I do not think so. Being kind is an upper hand. When I smile at a stranger as I walk down the street, I immediately feel good. I truly love being kind because it is uplifting to me and all those that I encounter. Be kind.
6. Lastly, be kind to yourself. Take time to smell the roses and to enjoy the silence of the day. Make time for romance with your partner and always show love to those in your path. Take time for a manicure, pedicure, haircut or new hairstyle. Be kind.
How do you show kindness to those around you? Let’s talk! I want so much to hear your opinions and feelings. I also want you to speak up so that women our age remain visible. We have a responsibility to share our wisdom, wouldn’t you say? Share yours either in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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