Unfortunately, we are living in a society with humans having monotonous lives who are only concerned with their unvarying work. The race of raising social status have made people so self centered that they lack consideration of other needy people. People have no time for helping others or even showing any gesture of kindness. Being kind is not somebody’s choice or project, but its the inbuilt attribute or purpose of someone’s life. It does not cost any money. It is a gift that everyone can afford to give.

Today, if we perform any single act of kindness, it can inspire many other people to show kindness to weak people. The ripples of kindness are truly endless. Kindness can be a helping gesture towards needy people, or consoling the broken heart and treating people with respect and love. Every religion teaches to practice kindness with all creatures. Doing something beneficial for someone makes us feel good; this is a sure way to bring greater joy and peace to your life.

As Plato says, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” If we just think upon this quote, then we would probably understand that everyone is struggling in his/her life, and sometimes they cannot realize that how unkind they are because deep down they feel terrible about themselves. We need to galvanize them into action by showing them genuine care and respect. Humans are hardwired for love and care. It softens the heart and broadens our perspective. Let’s fight against unkindness and spread the message of compassion and love.

“There is a reward for kindness

to every living thing.”

–Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

TEHMINA NASIR,

Lahore, December 27.