Kindness—What do you think of when you hear the word kindness.

It is a word that we need to give a lot of thought to. Kindness is something we can all give to someone that does not cost us a thing but common sense and good intentions and a feeling of goodness to all those we meet. Yet there are people that seem to go out of their way to be ugly, rude and unkind.
We have all witnessed those who seem to delight in being rude and unkind to us when it is uncalled for. When someone is unkind to you the best thing you can do is walk away and hope for their enlightenment one day. There are some who think they have a right to be ugly and unkind to others. Actually it is a kind of smugness in those people as if they have a right to treat you any way they want to and that you are not worth kindness.
Oh, but they have a lot to learn either now or later. I know my Savior well enough to know He does not look kindly upon those who are ugly to those around him. God is love and He tells us to “love thy neighbor as thy self.”
He did not tell us to be selective. People love kind people. Think about people who are well-liked and the first thing you will notice is that they are kind to people. Everybody likes a person who shows kindness to those around them. Very few people like hateful people.
If someone is unkind to you don’t engage him. Just walk away. You cannot win with hateful people. They take a twisted pleasure in being ugly to you and if they are that shallow nothing you say will mean a thing to them.
If you are one of those who delight in being ugly to people may God shine His Grace upon you and instill His love in your life. You will be a happier person. May God hold you in His grip.
Show love today to someone that needs it. You will touch them whether they acknowledge It or not. Maybe you will touch their heart. Maybe they are waiting for you to make the first move.

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