Today I had a hard time coming up with a topic to write about. It wasn’t that I didn’t have any ideas – I have plenty of those. But nothing really set right with me until I had a conversation with my husband as we sat on the front porch enjoying the cooler temperatures after a thunderstorm.
We talked about how shocked and saddened by some of the mean, hateful things people will say to one another over social media. Things that you wouldn’t dare say to someone face to face so why is it okay to hide behind a computer screen? Well, it’s not. It all goes back to that saying I learned as young child: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
The problem is that we are all different. We have different opinions. We like different things. And thank goodness we are all individual! If we were all alike this would be a very boring world. But why can’t we express ourselves and our opinions without being mean or cruel? Another saying I learned: You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.
So let’s all try a little kindness. With our words. With our actions. We can change this world. Maybe not on a global level but you never know. Sending out those positive, kind, feel-good vibes might just be what this world needs.
Let Kindness Be Your Guide