“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ~ Steve Maraboli.
This quote speaks to the healing power of kindness and compassion. When people are suffering deep hurts – whether emotional wounds, loneliness, family conflict, or other pains – often what they need most is simply to feel cared for by another. A thoughtful act of kindness lets them know they are not alone and that others empathize with what they’re going through.
True compassion goes beyond words – it’s seeing through another’s eyes and sharing in their experience of suffering, without judgment. Kindness and compassion say, “I see you and I’m here for you without demand or condition.” People often just need to feel they aren’t alone.
If you’re reading this and nodding your head in agreement, then let’s take this one step further.
Are you bringing kindness and compassion to all your relationships, including your business relationships?
Business relationships are more than just business. And connections are more than just business networking. Sometimes you have to turn off the business and turn on the empathy.
I’ve listened as others expressed anger, frustration, sadness, and despair – all during what was supposed to be a business meeting.
Why? Because at that exact moment, that’s exactly what the other person needed. A little kindness goes a long way.
Have you ever been in a business meeting but sensed something was wrong? Did you encourage them to talk and offer an empathetic ear? Or did you turn a blind eye and pretend you didn’t notice their distress? Sometimes it feels awkward when you don’t know what to do.
Be the good you want to see in the world.
At the end of the day, we’re all people just doing the best we can. So be the reason someone smiles today.