I’ll never forget the kindness that people offered me after the loss of my husband. I try now to pass that on when I can. It doesn’t need to be a huge thing just something that you do on a daily basis.
In an interview with Prince Harry and his fiance Megan Markle they spoke on the BBC interview of the person who was the matchmaker and Megan says that she asked her friend “Is he nice? Cause if he wasn’t kind it wouldn’t make much sense”.
It’s interesting isn’t it that she picked that word “kind”. Research completed on relationships shows that couples who are kind and generous towards each other are much better off . Kindness is the important predictor of satisfaction and stability in a marriage.
Would you like to find ways to practice kindness? You don’t have to spend money being kind. You can be kind with your words, like saying:
How are you?
Do you need a hand with that?
It’s not difficult or expensive but what it does do is that when someone experiences or sees another’s kindness they are more likely to be kind to themselves. This is exactly how I felt with the kindness given to me, in those moments of deep grief I was able to give myself the kindness I needed because of others kindness towards me.
Go out today and be kind