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Act of kindness: The power of generosity and consideration



By Sara A. Tembhe

Have you ever pondered the meaning of “kindness”? It essentially signifies the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. It’s often said that you’ll be treated in the same way you treat others, so if you extend kindness to others, it’s likely to be reciprocated. It’s not just humans who deserve our kindness; animals and our environment do too. Let me share a personal experience of an act of kindness that left a lasting impact on me.

Once, while I was playing outside, a girl fell from her bicycle. Without hesitation, I rushed to her side, helping her up along with her fallen cycle. I asked if she was alright, and she mentioned that her hand was hurting. I walked her home that day to ensure her safety. Afterward, for several days, I visited her at her home to check on her well-being. As time passed, she recovered, and when she was able to come out and play again, she hugged me tightly.

From that moment forward, she treated me with incredible kindness. Whenever I felt upset or encountered any problems, she would rush to my aid. Our bond grew stronger, and we became close friends. This experience taught me that giving kindness often results in receiving it in return. Moreover, helping others not only benefits them but also brings a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment to oneself.

In the grand scheme of things, being kind doesn’t mean sacrificing your own well-being. It’s about doing things for people, not because of who they are or what they might do in return, but because of the kind of person you are. Remember, kindness is a gift that costs nothing to give but is invaluable to receive.

So, let’s make an effort to be kind to others, including animals and our environment. As the age-old saying goes, “Treat others the way you wish to be treated.” Kindness is a beautiful virtue that can make the world a better place for everyone.