We should never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts. When we scatter seeds of kindness everywhere we go; when we scatter bits of courtesy and watch them grow and grow; when we gather buds of friendship and keep them till full-blown; we will find more happiness in our lives than we have ever known.

I have learned that aside from generously sharing our possessions, one of the greatest gifts of kindness we can share is the gift of inspiration, encouragement and motivation. By inspiring others, we learn and we grow; they learn and they grow; everyone learns and grows for the better.

However, it's sad to say that we tend to share for selfish reason(s) due to our innate desire for self-importance, search for control and self-centeredness. We share for instance, to attract attention, to gain recognition and for other egotistical intentions. It is very easy to notice these trends in our daily interactions with others. We seem to forget that it is when we give ourselves; when we share without expecting something in return that we truly give.

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, and kindness in your smile.-Mother Teresa

The kindness we do for others always come back exceedingly more in many folds. As the story goes, a man stopped to help two women whose car had a flat tire on a remote Wisconsin highway. Just minutes after this Good Samaritan got back into his car and continued driving, he started to have a heart attack.

Almost immediately, the women whom he had just helped were able to pull over, perform CPR, and save his life. Had this man not stopped to assist with their tire, it is unlikely that there would have been anyone on the road to help him. 

Basically, because he went out of his way to help two strangers, his life was saved. This incredible story clearly shows us the value of acts of kindness and the spiritual power of sharing. We never know the ramifications of even the smallest actions we take.

If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care-Marvin J. Ashton

When we are a part of something bigger than ourselves or when we inject sharing into our daily actions, we can actually rise above the things that hold us down: heaviness, depression, procrastination, anger, and even, as in the case of our modern-day Good Samaritan, death. 

Act of kindness is our umbilical cord to life. The unity we create with others is what activates the universe and produces the “fruit” and blessings in our lives. I've learned that others will forget what we said, others will forget what we did, but they will never forget how we made them feel.

Let’s all find ways to inject acts of kindness into even our smallest actions. We must never forget that the Light will provide the opportunities if we are open to them. Sometimes, even if we never know it, each and every kind act affects someone, our small act of kindness might be the one small thing that keeps another holding on.

By Tim Pedrosa

I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.-William Penn