What does it take to be kind?
How does one show it to others? To yourself?
Kindness can come in many forms
Perhaps holding the door open
Maybe giving some spare change
Visiting a sick friend
Buying a small gift
Burying a grudge
Asking a stranger how their day is going
Asking someone how they are…..
And then actually listening to the answer
Doing more listening than talking
Taking better care of yourself
Don’t put off that visit to the doctor
Eating healthier foods
Walking instead of driving
Surprise someone with a thank-you note
Bring someone a cup of tea
Send flowers. Go to the spa
Get a new hairstyle. See a play
There are so many ways to practice kindness
You never know how the smallest action
One gesture, can change someone’s day,
Or even their life.
Just as the flapping of a butterfly’s wings can start a hurricane,
The smallest action can have far-reaching consequences,
Like dropping a stone in a pond, waves ripple out forever.
In your Yoga Practice, in your Life
- M. Sean Klady, Yoga Instructor at Healthletica