KINDNESS BUILDER. There’s nothing that cannot be conquered by genuine kindness. In fact, kindness is a deadly weapon in the hands of a person determined to conquer his or her field of endeavor. I’ve watched how kind people quietly sneak into the halls of greatness and stealthily enter chambers of power. And then people just see them quietly sitting there on heights of prominence.
I’ve seen people reach success and greatness by promoting themselves with a lot of noise and fanfare and it gets your attention for a while. But then after a while you realize it’s just another noise. But it’s different with kind people–you stop and stare a long time and get inspired forever. Kindness wins people and causes by impressing the mind and touching the heart, not just entertaining the eyes and ears.
And it can transcend physical seeing and hearing. Mark Twain said: “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” If you are a naturally kind person, you become plain and visible to all–even to the blind, deaf, and perhaps even to unseen spiritual beings. I believe that kind persons are among those most feared by the devil.
“An act of kindness can make a tremendous impact on a person’s life,” says one proverb from an anonymous source. I remember a kid who stopped to give a beggar his whole allowance for the day, especially when the kid saw how people mistreated the beggar. It had a tremendous impact on me and I knew more then how kind God was by just watching this kid. To this very day, I still remember that kid and how God can mold a heart even at a tender young age. That shows you what power kindness holds. God would never waste time with something useless and serves no purpose.
If you want to be kinder to people, simply be more aware of how life gets tougher each day and how more people succumb to life’s troubles, being overcome by trials. And realize how a simple act of kindness can soothe their souls. Respond to them with meek understanding and ready kindness. Often, all you need to do is smile kindly, keep quiet, and be ready to listen or assist.
“Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body,” [Proverbs 16.24]
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger,” [Proverbs 15]