Kindness is the quality of being friendly and considerate, and also sweet, gentle, and generous. Kindness is a fundamental trait to human beings. Genuine kindness originates and flows from a heart that is open and able to give and receive love. There is almost nothing more valuable than an act of kindness—even a small one—for both the receiver and the giver. Kindness increases our sense of happiness, and that contributes to our overall health and well-being.
Being kind is not hard to do, but doing so requires us being conscious of our own thoughts and behaviors, and being aware of how we treat and approach others. Ultimately, it has to do with how we feel in our own heart. When we feel connected to a bigger whole and a higher power, our heart is open. Universal and divine love can then flow through us and out into the world, to touch the hearts of others.