The power of a kind word

What does it mean when someone doesn’t say “good morning” to you?

Now I’m not talking about strangers you pass by on the street, but people you see repeatedly in your everyday life be it at work, in school or any repetitious situation.

While I may not always be a morning person, it’s just common courtesy to extend someone the pleasantry of saying “good morning” at the start of a new day. Isn’t it?

I’ve always believed that you should do something because YOU want to do it, not because you’re looking for something in return.

But after a while you do have to ask yourself, why should I go out of my way to show kindness and respect to someone who obviously doesn’t have the time to offer it to me unsolicited?

It’s something I’ll never fully understand and probably won’t find an answer to. But this statement by Leo Buscaglia sums it up pretty well.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”


One thought on “The power of a kind word

  1. but. . what are we supposed to do when we have to pretend .. though we don’t feel like being good towards a person … but we have to, because we don’t want to hurt that person by showing any sort of rudeness or being unkind just because we are troubled within ourselves… ? how should we deal with it? please reply…

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