“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money”.

I’ve been away for a while – from writing, I mean. I guess for a multitude of reasons, including having nothing of any value to say – and yes, my dating stories are of great value, humours and ever-so-slightly embarrassing…

Last night, I quite by chance ran in to a friend of mine who, with great concern, asked why I had stopped writing. I had no real response or reason; I simply didn’t know and hadn’t had anything to say. So this one is for her – a means of thanking her for reminding me that there is always something to say.

To this end, the thing to say is, kindness. It’s simple, it’s easy, and, in a money-driven world, it’s free. We, in our busy lives, fuelled with the narcissism and sadism of social media, can find ourselves bonding with friends through grievous banter. For most of us, it’s endearment, until a dick-swinging contest ultimately leads to harsh words being thrown. This recently happened to me, those who did so, simply didn’t see the pain they had caused with both what they were saying and how they were saying it.

My recommendation is this, take closer consideration to what you say and how you go about treating people. Kindness and how you treat people is an intense reflection on you, and who you are as a person. For we aren’t remembered by the things we own, or how we appear, but entirely for how we make people feel.

They say manners cost nothing, well neither does kindness, and you never know how you may be helping someone when you are.

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