Inspiring reasons to be kind on Koh Phangan

20 Jun 2020

During this time of Change globally, but of course, also here on Koh Phangan, it is essential to be kind. Always.

You never know the true extent of someone's story or what they are going through in their personal life. Plus, being kind creates a happy life FOR YOU!

If compassion is neglected, we lose a precious chance to develop and learn about ourselves and others – here are ten short yet important thoughts on why kindness counts in even the smallest moments in our lives, along with some inspiring quotes.

  1. Mindfulness-kindness determines our intentions every day, starting with ourselves.
    The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. (Sonya Friedman)
  2. Self-worth-kindness above material gain reveals our existence's actual value.
    We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. (Winston Churchill)
  3. Self-renewal – It is we that profit as we step out and support another.
    It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  4. Spiritual development – love nurtures the areas of the mind that don't embrace sunlight and heat.
    Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it. (Jess Lair)
  5. Significance-kindness teaches us that the most natural acts will represent anything.
    The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. (Oscar Wilde)
  6. Initiative – Friendliness spurs us to be proactive in changing our world.
    Don't wait for people to be friendly. Show them how. (Unknown).
  7. Perception-friendliness teaches us to see the best in others.
    Always be mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others. (Buddha)
  8. Being Change – kindness within affects the world out.
    When deeds and words are in accord, the whole world is transformed. (Chuang Tzu).
  9. Happiness-kindness makes us feel good, putting it simply.
    If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. (Dalai Lama).
  10. Thoughtfulness-compassion tells us that in this lifespan, we are inextricably bound to each other.
    We may have all come in different ships, but we're in the same boat now. (Martin Luther King Jr.)