Small Acts of Kindness
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Small Acts of Kindness

Sometimes the smallest acts of kindness can have the biggest effects.

Small Acts of Kindness
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In today's day and age, most of us do not look up from our phones long enough to say 'hello' to someone we pass on the street.

Our society has become increasingly more and more self-consumed and self-obsessed. We are so focused on our own needs that we are oblivious to the needs of those around us. For example, we fail to notice the woman with grocery filled hands, so we fail to open the door for her.

Everyone has a story. Everyone has a reason for why they do what they do.

When we put this into perspective, it becomes a lot easier to serve the people around us.

Also, you never know how much a small act of kindness could brighten someone's day.

Next time you pass a man standing on the side of the street, smile at him. If you happen to have water or easily accessible food, give it to him. Don't forget he's human too.

Most often we justify our actions--or lack thereof--through the dehumanization of those around us. This feeds into our preconceived idea that we are meant to be served and not the ones serving one another.

Look for small ways to help. Sometimes even offering can help can mean the world to someone.

And I know I might be preaching an idea hammered into us again and again from childhood ("do unto others as you would have done unto you")... But how often do we hear this and do nothing about it?

So, what are you going to do about it?

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