Do you fancy a day when you wake up and don’t want to be kind? Or do you want to fill yourself with kindness for little things – I am sure you will choose the second option. Practicing kindness in life doesn’t make you small or unimportant, it, in fact, is a very powerful thing. It’s all about the choice you make – kindness or spite!


I am a big fan of Maya Angelou and her inspiring words. The above quote stands true to the time. People will never remember what you said, they will not remember you how good you were at making a presentation or how you did your work. But they can never forget how you made them feel, they can never forget how good, compassionate you were with them. Kindness in life isn’t very difficult. Some time back I was walking back home after getting down from a public bus. I saw a visually impaired man trying to climb the footpath and he looked a little perplexed. I went ahead and helped him climb the footpath (in Bangalore you have footpaths and roads in very different levels, it feels like you are climbing a hill!) But then realized he’s not perplexed because of climbing the footpath, his stick was enough. He wanted the direction and bus route for a place he wanted to go. But he wasn’t feeling very comfortable to ask anyone, nor did anyone come forward to ask or help him out. After telling him the bus number I asked him if he wanted me to accompany him till the bus – he said no thanks, I don’t want to depend on someone! `That one line made me realize how differently I was seeing him. But somewhere I was happy I could help.


Being humble is the starting point to being creative” – Hrithik Roshan

Humility and kindness go hand in hand. I find Hrithik a very inspiring man with very inspiring and motivating words (and I am completely unbiased when I say that). In an interview, he had said, “If you don’t find humility, humility will find you some way.” He explains if you are not humble and kind life will bring you in situations where you to learn to be humble and kind. If you give it a thought you might find the quote very true. There is no way you can escape kindness in life and it, in fact, helps you to become a better person.

Why is it important to practice Kindness in Life?

Kindness broadens your frame of mind, kindness brings you respect.

Being kind is a feel good factor

Kindness helps people feel respected and not alone or cornered

Kids will learn from your example of kindness

Kindness brightens our world and softens our heart

Kindness creates loyalty

I am taking part in the A to Z Challenge 2017. Are you?

  1. Amazing Life
  2. Believe in Your Self
  3. Celebrate Life
  4. Dare To Dream
  5. Enjoy Life
  6. Freedom in Life
  7. Grow in Life 
  8. Hope in Life
  9. Inspire & Be Inspired
  10. Joy in Life
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7 Comments on Kindness in life – Step 11 to leading a Meaningful Life | AtoZChallenge

  1. upasna
    April 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Loved the quotes Tina. So true. Kindness is something we can’t escape being human.

  2. Ravish Mani
    April 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Hehe… In this fast material world, if you try to define kindness as selflessness, one doesn’t listen but when you tell about the benefits of being kind, one starts to behave like a kind person.

    I always interpreted Maya’s above-mentioned quote in a negative way. Thanks, Tina, for showing its positive side to me.

    • tinabasu
      April 13, 2017 at 4:13 pm (2 years ago)

      You are most welcome Ravish. Yes it’s imperative one has kindness, empathy in them

  3. Vaishali
    April 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm (2 years ago)

    I am a big fan of Maya Angelou. Completely agree about being kind to others. Especially when we find it hard to be tolerant or do not agree with others, it becomes essential to remain kind. What people remember is how we spoke and reacted in a given situation.
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  4. Anmol Rawat
    April 14, 2017 at 7:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Ah Hrithik finds a place in such a post as well :p
    Yes, it’s essential, but I wonder how it is on the verge of being extinct. Man has become so self centered that kindness is something that arrives only if they find something beneficial in it.
    Yes, there are people who instills faith and set examples.
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