My message today to the kids was on the topic of kindness. I came across the saying, “Don’t mistake kindness for weakness.”
First of all, this statement is very true. Being kind does not make you a weak person. There’s that misconception out there that if you are kind it shows you are a pushover or weak. Very untrue! Secure, confident people are some of the kindest people I have ever known. Kindness is strength not weakness. The other reason I related to this statement is sometimes kindness may have the appearance of not paying off in the short term.
Sometimes we are kind to people and it may not be reciprocated or appreciated, or it may seem you were taken advantage of. However, in the long term, kindness will always win out. Being kind in the long term is a big win for everybody.