Kindness is usually defined as a quality that incorporates the ideas of friendliness, warmth, and being cooperative.
For me, the words benevolence and grace come to mind. Kindness enacts the results of caring about the well-being of others and behaving in such a way that everyone feels safe, accepted and understood.
This attribute shows respect for self as well as others. The significance of behaving kindly encourages that person to love themselves while they are showing love toward another. Therefore, kindness results in a win-win situation.
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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
― Mark Twain
“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”
― George Sand