“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”— Dalai Lama
We have a choice in being kind towards one another. Kindness seems to affect the heart and can melt away resentment. We can’t stay angry with someone for too long because it takes a lot of energy to sustain it. If we’re kind to one person, then our only hope is that the next person will pass on kindness to another. Expressing kindness doesn’t mean that we are weaker but stronger. Thus, expressing kindness to another helps us to earn our self-respect and the respect of others. Yes even self-respect is earned. Kindness is by choice and it helps support self-esteem. Most of us respond better with kindness than to a command. We usually remember the person who said kind words to us. Being kind is sometimes difficult, but simple to do.