8 simple tips to be a kinder person

8 simple tips to be a kinder person

via the Huffington Post by Kate Snowise

I believe in kindness.

The Dalai Lama is quoted as saying:

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

That's the type of religion I subscribe to.

I define kindness as treating others with the same level of respect and regard I would like to be shown myself. It's that golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

In the midst of busy lives that demand so much of us however, it is easy to lose sight of the type of person we aspire to be. It is easy to postpone kindness in the name of just keeping ahead of everything that needs to be done.

Demonstrating kindness doesn't need to be a grand giant gesture and it shouldn't be a burden. Sure a big gesture is great, but there are many ways you can simply LIVE a kind life.

Here are eight easy ways to be a kind human:

Don't Gossip

What other people do with their lives is none of your business. You're not walking in their shoes. Gossip says far more about the person gossiping than it ever could about the person who is being discussed.

Give Your Attention

Show genuine interest in the lives of others, and give them your attention. We all have a desire to be heard, seen and respected. Ask questions about people's lives and genuinely listen to their responses. Give people a chance to feel important…

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