Kindness starts from understanding that we are not alone.
That despite our uniqueness, the pain we feel, the challenges we face, the preoccupations that keep our mind busy are common.
That what we are going through is the reflection of what our neighbour has lived for the past six months.
That the person who does not reply to our message is not having a better day.
That it is difficult for our partner to figure us out, just as it is difficult for us to figure them out.
Kindness is an act directed at ourselves first.
Kindness is for every day of the year.
P.S.: I have not read many books this year, but one I enjoyed is Storynomics, by Robert McKee and Thomas Gerace. I am giving away 5 Kindle copies of the book, to the first 5 people who leave a comment to this post and share one thing they got from my blog.