Throw Kindness Around Like Color Powder

If you actually sit down and reflect, it’s not that difficult to be nice to people. Even to complete strangers, all you have to do is not be mean. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

I really like Kate Spade, the quirky fashion designer and she said, ‘Throw kindness around like confetti’. I mean when I was younger, I used to think being clever is more important than being kind. But as I grow older and hopefully a little bit wiser, I feel just the opposite.

We are all trying to live the best life we can, with the limited resources and time we each have. Our struggles are our own, no one fights our battles for us either. We start each day with a to-do list that will get us closer to our dreams, all the while overcoming obstacles, battling our own shortcomings, breaking barriers, glass ceilings, traditions, stereotypes and bad hair days that come our way along the journey.

Why is it so hard to smile, say thank you or compliment someone? It definitely brightens my day when I meet someone who does. I don’t even do these things all the time, but I wonder what the world would be like if we were all nice to each other at least some of the time. And, I say some of the time because I know it’s not a perfect world and there has to be a balance. We wouldn’t really appreciate the niceness without experiencing real meanness now, would we?

It takes a special kind of person to want to make the world a happier place. The way I make this work for me, is I hold on to these special people once I find them and not let them go. They constantly remind me what it means to be nice and how I can also, throw kindness around like color powder. Happy Holi everyone!

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