“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ― Leo F.
Being kind to each other is something we don’t do often enough. Instead, we decide to let our negative opinions known. Why? Being kind should be easy as it takes only one simple gesture to give someone enough hope to keep going. Off-handed comments that are made “in the moment” may not seem to be hurtful or demeaning but can add to one’s insecurities. In the same way, a kind compliment or positive reinforcement, no matter how small, helps more than we know and can make the person’s day.
In an idealistic world, every person would be confident in their own skin and would therefore feel no need to put down others. However, that is not so - even though we know ourselves the most, even though the people, whose opinions are held in high regard may not know us at all, our self-worth still is reasonably attached to what others think of us. But every individual is on a path of self-discovery and is constantly uncovering new parts of themselves.
This is exactly why it is important to be kind. Each person is fighting a battle we know nothing about, so being a little compassionate and supportive can do wonders to one’s self-esteem and give them the required push to keep going. Be kind to each other; choose your words carefully, and shower the ones around you with love and warmth - and in no time, you will see it being reciprocated. :)