Robert Birming

Kinder than necessary

Visited a new cafe. A very cozy place. The aroma made it impossible to resist getting something good to go with the coffee.

The walls were decorated with plants and art. One of the pictures caught my eye. It said:

Always be a little kinder than necessary.

Wise words! And so simple. A free gesture that can brighten someone's day.

A little smile. A thumbs up. A "tell the chef the food was delicious".

We don't need to exaggerate. We don't have to lie. And we should not suppress any dissatisfaction.

But we can actively choose to put kindness first. We can face the world with an open hand instead of a clenched fist.

If we had to pick one or the other, then the positive attitude wins every day of the week.

Recommended reading: Hidden Battles: The Importance of Choosing Kindness.