It has been said by Mark Twain, "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." In an attempt to get our point of view across, most people would shuffle their belief system—what they know or what they think without considering the person to whom they are speaking to. I was once one of those people.
I read few books and went to a seminar to learn few things. I readily expressed myself and I was confidently ready to preach not until I realized that I could not describe a red colour to a blind person who has never seen colours before or play music to a deaf person who has never listened to music. Later, I discovered Lao Tzu's saying that stated, “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." This statement helped me change my perspective entirely. I decided to change my approach and my way of interacting. Instead of imposing my ideas and what I think, I tried to see from the other person's point of view and see how they see the world. The underlying intention was kindness in my words and thinking and to do things out of love.
Perhaps that person next to you, all he or she needs is your sympathy and not your advice. Maybe what they need is for someone to give them their full attention and to treat them with kindness. If only we knew that through kindness, we could help the blind see. If only we knew that through kindness, we could help the deaf hear. If only we knew that through kindness, we could build someone's self-esteem and confidence.
Imagine what it would look like if the world we live in is made up of kind people. Imagine if all the people in the world are treating each other with love, respect, and kindness. I believe we can create this beautiful world because anything is possible and it can be done if we start it from our home. As Mother Teresa once said, "Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." My reminder to you, my friend, is be kind in whatever you do.