By now, I am sure you would have guessed what’s the article about! Before you think you are on the right track, let me tell you there is something more here.
Off late, I am hooked to podcasts. It keeps me engaged in the gym, in the morning walks and sometimes also in the bathroom. I randomly came across a series of a podcast called “Kind World” in the Pocket Casts app. I downloaded a few episodes and started listening.
As I listened to a couple of episodes, a strong questioned stopped me. It asked, “When was the last time you did something kind? “ Before I could answer this I found myself searching the meaning of Kind. Dictionary calls it the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. The synonym says it’s a kind act, good deed, act of kindness, good turn, favour, act of assistance, service, help, aid.
My mind started classifying, accompanying your parents to a boring event, is it a kind act? Is smiling at a stranger a kind act? Listening to someone’s sorrow a kind act? Offering a seat to the tired a kind act? The more I asked, the more confusing it became. I either put everything under the category of kindness or threw everything out of the category.
So my confused mind finally decided on something. It said “Listen! Whatever makes you happy and any act by someone that makes you feel good- that’s KIND!” Well, maybe it is right or maybe it isn’t. It just feels right and good doing something for someone. Maybe that’s what a random kind act would do. The pleasure of seeing the comfort in someone else’s eyes because of you is a wonderful feeling, and more often it is incomparable to anything.
Coming back to the crux of this post, I wanted to share with my current favourite podcast. Below is the link to download for both android and apple users
This podcast has a collection of stories of kind acts around the world. Some will bring a smile on your face and some might not mean anything to you. One thing which I could assure you is that it at least asks you your definition of kindness. And that alone will do a lot of things.
As we always ask our dear readers their comments and feedback. This time, let us know a kind act you did in the recent past or a kind act by someone which left you with comfort. Let’s inspire the people around. Do write below, we love to hear from you.