Kindness is one of those things that we are all taught to give, and we all hope to receive. But it isn’t something that we often spend time THINKING about.
But maybe we should.
The writer Emily Esfahani Smith says:
“There are two ways to think about kindness. You can think about it as a fixed trait: either you have it or you don’t. Or you could think of kindness as a muscle. In some people, that muscle is naturally stronger than in others, but it can grow stronger in everyone with exercise.”
Visualizing your ability to be kind as a muscle that needs to be exercised helps us think about it as something that takes some action, it takes work. Kindness is a verb.
Part of being a learning community here at LEADPrep means focusing on communicating kindly as we work together. Helping each other, learning from each other, being with each other – all of these things are easier and smoother when we stretch our kindness muscles.
Like strengthening all muscles, being kind is something that needs to be exercised. The more you practice, the stronger your muscle becomes, and the easier it is to be kind to others. It’s also something that can benefit you during the whole length of your life.
At LEADPrep we believe in strengthening our kindness muscles every day.
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” Scott Adams