Normalize Being Kind

As I walk along the path near our home, I smile and say hi to people who pass. Some return the greeting, or smile. A few don’t notice me. And a few give me a look of consternation, or look down or away as they speed past.

It occurred to me today that it’s important that we all normalize simple acts of kindness. Especially those that don’t ask for anything in return. A smile. A greeting as we pass.

Too much of our lives has become transactional. We can battle this by the simple act of being kind. Being friendly. And not wanting anything in return, but maybe a nod to the beautiful day.

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