Well today is the end of my first year at Steemit. I look back at it as a beautiful experience. I wasn’t always busy because of my health, but the last months I’m getting more involved with the crowds hanging around here. Thanks for all the new people I’ve met across Steemit.
Special thanks to my real-life friends who introduced me to Steemit (@thetimminator) and who motivated me to keep on going (@valderrama) with posting good stuff. I introduced a good friend of my here as well. Hope you still like it @dboontje? And I’ve met @trexxie already in real life. I hope to meet some other people in real life now as well (@mrprofessor, @surfermarly thanks for the chats we had already, hopefully we'll have them one day in real life). I can’t mention all the people here, but last but not least I would like to thank my opponent @themagus for the nice competition we have at the pirate game from @mrprofessor.
And Now for Something Completely Different
But actually, this posting is for something completely different. It’s about the post @toocurious made a few days ago. I replied with some earlier posts I made for the positivity challenge and my travel blog which I think would apply to the Human Kindness Project.
I wrote about our Airbnb hostess that didn't want to have any money from us and the same evening the guy we met at the rugby match that arranged I could go surfing the other day!
To be an eyewitness
Last week with the #7daypositivitychallenge I wrote about two people. One with his hands full the other one walked by and returned, and did press for the elevator on the button. Such a small gesture, but oh what a big pleasure for the other person! You can read it here.
Oh, don't you just love all these positive stories about people? Humand kindness is everywhere 😍 Can’t describe how I experience the moments but it’s a wonderful feeling. And I’m sure there is plenty of kindness in the world. But people won’t see it. The media only brings bad news. That’s why I love the positivity challenge and the #RAK initiative I’m joining with this post.
Human kindness it is something every human being has somewhere inside him or her. You can say we’re born with it, and it can tell us something about our focus on other people. The basic meaning of human kindness is for me treat other people like they are your friends, and how you want to be treated yourself. You can show it, by being interested in other people, being nice and patient, by taking others into account. Friendly people will attach much value to their relationship with other people I think. I even think your personal health benefits from this! Friendly people can forgive more easily, that’s why I think they can release stress easier.
But why is our world about kindness then? In fact, it seems as if kindness has become scarce. Is it that difficult to be nice to someone else sometimes? Everyone is focused on themselves. Even I want to share here at Steemit what I do with my life, what I think is important. Everyone is working with to-do lists, everyone is busy, and we don’t want that others disturb us. And I mean really no one! Focus is all on yourself, not on how you can be more kind to other people, it’s distracting from your to-do list. Am I right? ;)
Too bad! Aren’t kindness and happiness related to each other? Like a vicious circle; you’re kind to others and that makes you happy, and happiness makes more kind. Oops this sounds like you’re doing it for yourself again instead of someone else :P
Just do it!
Go on and be more kind. Just try the #7daypositivitychallenge although I didn’t tag you. Don’t feel obligated you can start it without my permission. Or support this wonderful project from @toocurious and tell the world about human kindness aka #RAK you did experience anywhere anytime! Go on don’t be shy.
Thank you all for being so human and kind during my first-year journey here on Steemit!
PS. Sorry if I didn’t mention you for a thank you at the beginning from the post. Otherwise I can write days about all the nice people here. In my heart I would like to thank you all in person.