The simple act of being kind

By: Mary Parker

“Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice but because you are.” – Unknown.

Without small kindnesses offered to each other there is often self-absorption and sometimes even rudeness.

For example, discourtesy on the roads, using a mobile phone during a movie, misusing handicapped parking spots, being habitually late, etc.

Being kind may be as simple as holding the door for someone a few steps away.  Research has shown that children who performed three acts of kindness each week for one month were more popular with their peers, and that teens experienced less bullying.

How aware are you of those times when you focus on your own needs to the point where it can appear rude to others?

If you would like to know more about coaching or supervision phone Mary Parker, The Fast Track Coach, on 07 577 1200/021 258 2145 or visit www.thefasttrackcoach.co.nz

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