Kindness: it’s universal; it’s timeless.

It’s one of those things that might be hard to define from different cultural biases… but we could almost all agree that we know it when we see it.

 

So if we all know what kindness looks like, and we want it in our daily life, why don’t we see more of it?

Today we will explore kindness through an interesting lens and maybe we’ll ask a better question:

Can we get more kindness in our lives by simply giving it?

 

Image: Jens with ice cream

Source: Dr. Lynda

Here’s something we’ve noticed that might be relevant to that question: some of our biggest Ever Widening Circles (EWC)  fans come from places in the world where one might think kindness and possibility are in shorter supply.

 

These are places where plenty of people are fearful, jobless and/or hungry. Many are places of intractable war and poverty but whenever we post an EWC article about love, beauty, and wonder, people will overwhelmingly respond by “liking” and sharing our pieces in huge numbers.

Should we be surprised? Not really. The vast majority of us all want a better world. We want our children to go to bed safely and have a brighter future.

If we set aside that tiny group of people we see on the evening news – who seem bent on making other people’s lives miserable – the people who would help a stranger, still make up the vast majority.

So let’s turn to an organization with the sole mission of spreading acts of kindness: Life Vest Inside. They are proving that kindness, connection and creativity know no boundaries and no nationalities.

Take a look at the following video and see if you agree that this is the way the world works best, wherever you live…

Lovely sentiments, yes?

I have communicated with the founder of Life Vest Inside and she is authentically wonderful, full of hope, and determined to spread her vision of a loving world, no matter the obstacles. Check out their blog, the founder’s book and all the events they are inspiring around the world!

 

~Dr. Lynda

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Notes:

  1. LifeVestInside. “Life Vest Inside – Kindness Boomerang – “One Day”” YouTube. LifeVestInside, 29 Aug. 2011. Web. 14 May 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.