Growing up with empathetic parents who would cluck worriedly over a mean comment thrown in our household, I used to think that kindness was easily given and taken. But as I was pushed out into the society, I learned the hard way that it wasn’t. You could be kind to everyone as you want but the tendency is, not all of them would be kind to you, too. Most people would take advantage of it and spin it to their liking; most would brush it off as falseness; most would get annoyed with it–with you.
And so I wanted to post this forward to recognize people who keep giving out until their pockets are empty, who brings out kindness as easily as they breathe, who still keep on putting some people forward instead of themselves and those who never stop being kind despite the harshness of the world. You are the true definition of courage. It isn’t easy to wake up again with nothing to give and yet, you keep on trying to give. It is true strength to keep on zipping your chest open to others while they keep on grabbing every piece of you and even if being nearly empty brings you down, you don’t let it.
It is both easy and hard to be kind but kindness is not ever bound by gender, race, social status, employment etcetera. If there’s one thing we all need to be right now: I think it is to be more kind.