Kindness, vision and courage are at the heart of real and sustainable prosperity. Powerful acts of kindness, intentional and aspirational vision, with the courage to stand for all that we hold dear, anchor a joyful and prosperous world.
Kindness brings us together. It allows for a culture of generosity and acceptance. It is easy to lead a team with the right skill set, but to lead with kindness, without compromising our vision and our values, takes tolerance, patience and a level of compassion that is not always easy to attain in this fast-paced world.
“There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama
We at Aspirall, aim to share our truth with vulnerability and kindness, understanding that kindness is a pathway to opening our hearts and building trust and deeper connection. It is not always easy, sometimes, we need to move on to the next task, but we try to make kindness a priority.
“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” — Barbara De Angelis
This World Kindness Day, we invite you to look at how you can bring more kindness into your own life and the lives of those around you.
How can you be kinder to yourself?
How can you generously offer yourself the space for self-compassion?
How can you stand in integrity, align with your values and share your truth kindly?
Four things we can do to anchor a culture of kindness and show our leadership and care
Be kind with our words. In this fast-paced world with endless deadlines, it can be easy to lose sight of our words. By taking the time to express our needs and our truth with kindness, we allow for deeper and more meaningful interactions with the people around us.
Send an uplifting message. Choose a colleague, friend or family member and take a few minutes to share a personal message that supports their unique qualities and characteristics.
Practice intentional moments of kindness, connection and delight with the people around you throughout your day.
Offer yourself forgiveness. Take a moment to observe and acknowledge your inner voice and how you speak to yourself. Catch those moments of self-criticism or self-judgment and allow for a deeper level of self-acceptance through self-forgiveness.
A poem to celebrate Kindness from Tanya's book, Endless Tomorrows, available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Booktopia