3 Action Steps for Kindness:
Proverbs 12:25 “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”
This is where we start. Develop the habit of saying a kind word to another person everyday. Look for ways to express your appreciation. Look for areas of growth or a job well done. Don’t let a day go by without saying something kind to another person.
1 Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient. Love is kind.”
It seems love, patience, and kindness have a connection to each other. So when you are tempted to feel impatient with someone, let that be a signal that instead of impatience, you will express kindness to them. Make that a habit… when you feel impatient, count to ten and think of something kind to say.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 “Always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.”
Sometimes it is the people we know best, or the people we work with, or family members where we fail to show kindness. We assume they will understand our frustration or harsh words or impatience or unforgiveness. Those closest to us need to see our kindness as well. Start there. When you blow it, quickly ask their forgiveness. Let them know how you value them.
Every day thank God for His kindness and forgiveness.