I am thinking a lot about the ‘new normal’. And I am concerned. I think we are not ready for the ‘new normal’, or any normal for that matter. We have so many experts on social media, it is almost funny. We have so many critics on social media, it is frightening. There is so much negativity, personal attacks going on, it makes me sad.
I have written before about being kind. I don’t think people are very kind these days. You would think that right now is the best time to be kind, no? People need kindness. Our society has massive problems and the worst is yet to come.
I do not have the exact figures, but there are a lot of people that have no or less income since March. Much less income or no income at all. And they didn’t have a choice. In my last blog I wrote about the competition going on between ‘those who think their job is more essential than others’. Now the fight is about who pays whose salary, insinuating that one’s job is superior than others. Insults to teachers, insult to business owners, insult to a complete industry, insult to the people in government … and I can go on and on.
How are we going to start a ‘new normal’ if we are fighting each other? If we cannot live peacefully with each other?
It is time for each person to look in the mirror and analyze if they are being kind enough to others. You have no idea how important kindness and compassion is. It is a fundamental human need that is so often overlooked.
And you can make a difference! You don’t know how?
We live in the present moment and one kind action on your part can fill the present moment of another person with a sense of joy. Focus on making small positive changes in your life. When you start feeling the effect of that, everything else falls into place. The kinder you are to others, the kinder eventually our community will be.
Some of us are naturally kind and caring to others. For those that aren’t, did you know that kindness is a quality that you can cultivate if you wish?
6 ways to be kind to others and bring meaning to your life:
- Give people the benefit of the doubt.
- Do not respond to anti-social behavior. Ignore and rise above it.
- When things don’t go your way don’t be a jerk to others in your circle.
- Do thoughtful things for others without expecting a favor in return.
- Be present. It’s easy to be distracted, but it can make a huge difference for the people we care about when we’re fully present with them.
- Judge less. Focus on helping people, not on criticizing them.
Kindness is key to being happy. Who doesn’t want to be happy?
Inspired this time by: https://medium.com/mindset-matters/6-quick-and-easy-ways-to-be-kind-every-day-edda54a4f259