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TN Poetry | Kindness

Life can be heavy. It can weigh us down. There are times when we cannot hide the sting of hot tears or anger, desperation, anxiety or depression. We sometimes feel the fight is waning or that we might reach the end of being able to hold on.

As we go about our day, we should try to remember that we just don’t know what other people are carrying, and aim to choose kindness wherever we go. Choose it for yourself too — speak strength through softness and care for your own wellbeing.

Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Kindness’: “Kindness is a seed you gift that other people can sow. Its roots are love and healing, let it grow, let it grow, let it grow.”

Kindness is free and full to the brim with reciprocity, it’s worth practising it as much as we can because what we give we get back.

How do you practice kindness?


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14 thoughts on “TN Poetry | Kindness”

  1. This was beautiful and so true! I try to exercise kindness by being as understanding as physically possible to someone else, as it’s so easy to pass judgement on things you don’t understand x

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  2. This is so accurate. I like to try and be as understanding as I can towards others and try to put myself in their shoes so as not to be judgemental. Different things impact different people in different ways and what is really bothersome to one person may not be of concern to another and it’s important to recognise this. A good example is when people struggle with anxiety related to various things, because for this there’s a variety of triggers x

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    1. You are so right, there are so many things that can be triggers for anxiety and so taking the time to understand that is so important. Just because something doesn’t offend, upset or harm us personally doesn’t mean others aren’t impacted and more people need to process that.

      Thank you so much for reading!

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  3. This is a really beautiful and thoughtful post, I always try to exercise kindness at my workplace by asking people how their day is going, especially when they don’t appear to be having a good time and to let them know if they need any help they are welcome to ask me xxx

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    1. That is a really great way to spread kindness, especially in a workplace situation, as everyone can get a bit caught up in their own work bubble and not be aware that someone may be having a really hard time. I thinks it’s so great that you do that!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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