Moments that Change My Life 4: Say Yes to Kindness

I am the first child of two. I have a sister who is 3 years younger than me. As other sibling relationship, we are not always in sync. When we were kids, we fought, we argued, etc. However, as we grow older, we’ve become closer. And, to be honest, I learned a lot from her.


One of the things that I admire from her is her life moto. I found out about this a few years ago, I don’t know, probably through her social media or new year’s resolution. So she said that she will try to live her life with this principle: Say yes to kindness. When I heard that, I was like, WOW. It is such a simple principle, but it’s going to be difficult to be applied.

After that moment, I notice that my sister changes and she is being a kinder person. I think, as her principle, she always tries to help others in need. She is willing to sacrifice things for others’ sake. She does not count what she has done for others. I see her give and give and give. I see her change that I also want to adopt this value.

Say yes to kindness. It is such a simple, yet powerful phrase. If we all say yes to kindness, maybe the world can actually become a nicer, nicer place. Yes, instead of having such a long list of resolutions or targets that we want to achieve, why don’t we start with one? Let’s say yes to kindness.


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