Lately there has been a big #BeKind Drive due to so many sad cases of suicide and bullying. I read some statistics and they are scary:
-There’s been a 27% increase in worry, sadness and anger around the world since 2010
-Suicide rates have increased 33% since 1999, the highest since WWII
-46% of People always or sometimes feel alone or left out
-77% of people experience stress that affects their physical health
-73% of people have stress that impacts their mental health
These are heartbreaking statistics! If we just showed more Love, Kindness and Grace to people, we could help reduce these devastating stats.
Even when you think you have nothing to give, you always have Kindness. It is such a reflection of who you are, especially when you are kind to those who aren’t kind in return.
Proverbs tells us how being kind positively impacts not only the recipient of your kindness but you too!. “Your own soul is nourished when you are Kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel” Proverbs 11.17.
If that verse didn’t convince you, then the descriptive words of Proverbs 16.24 will! “Kind words are like Honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” So Let’s be busy bees out in the world delivering our honey-sweet-kindness 😉 Gosh…. Think I’m Lame? You right – ha ha!
Everyone is fighting a battle you may know nothing about. No one goes unscathed from heartache, pain and struggles. If they tell you their life is peachy all the time, don’t believe them! We all have our battles.
You may never know the positive, life altering impact being Kind can bring. God encourages us to #Be Kind to one another (Ephesians 4.32) So #BeKind!