“So many people are hanging on by the thinnest of threads. Treat people with kindness. You could be that thread.”
On the day she learned about her husband’s affair, Sajna told no-one. She told no-one at all. In fact, Sajna kept the secret to herself for several weeks.
And for those weeks she would awaken in a state of shock at night. The pain was unbelievable. It cut her like a knife. She simply couldn’t process what had happened to her life.
And in the day, she paced the streets with wet tears running down her cheeks. Her world – an utter mess. She didn’t recognize herself.
She also felt alone for no-one knew her life had changed. She couldn’t share the pain for who would understand, or care?
But – a woman on her street would always smile when she walked by. She’d often stop and talk. Exchange some simple pleasantries. They talked about the kids … the weather … normal, mundane stuff. A neighbour who was kind; someone who held an outstretched hand
That gentle kindness showed that Sajna mattered, after all. That someone noticed her. That someone valued who she was.
We never really know the good we do by being kind.
But, it can be profound.
Kindness can change a person’s life.
“Kindness (Noun): Someone who brings warmth and value to somebody with no expectation in return.”