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“What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar.” (Proverbs 19:22)

Today, we are going to examine the word “kindness” and how it relates to the practical and biblical principles for “Spiritual” growth. In essence,“kindness” is the state or quality of being kind. Kindness is derived from kind; Characterized by acts of mercy and compassion, Christlike, warm-hearted, showing consideration, virtuous, forgiving, and excellent. Kindness is defined as a kind act; An act of goodwill; as to do a great kindness; Act of grace; Excellence, Fairness and impartiality; Charity; and Labor of love. It is a person’s ability to go beyond the norm of verbal praise into the acts of kindness without impartiality or to seek fame behind the action. In the business world, it is called “Emotional Intelligence Trait” a key leadership ability of social awareness to accurately 
pick up on emotions in other people and to show “empathy” with acts of kindness. It is your ability to foster an environment and culture of positive empathy. The “kindness” is a direct connection between “empathy” in self-management, building relationships, partnerships, employee development, growth, and human sustainability.

In the context of the scripture, King Solomon left on record for leadership following him and all people, the importance of showing “true” kindness with a heart to do good for the greater of mankind without hypocrisy. For instance, personally, I call this “Honoring-Life-To-Grow.” It is the ability to encourage others, show grace through acts of kindness, and honoring the “heart” given by God to make an impact. It is an in-depth ability to look through the glass into a person’s heart and discern the need. Thought to ponder: Your “kindness” is a pivotal point of separating “true leaders” from “just leaders.” Kindness is more than gratitude, kindness is more than thankfulness; Kindness is the ability to show greatness in humble submission with the resources available. Keep in mind, there are two levels of “kindness.” “Kindness in Action” is showing love without impartiality and “Kindness of Promise” is to keep one’s word when an act of saving one’s life binds an agreement of the same return (true token). This type of kindness is both verbal and in Spirit. **Reference (Joshua 2:12)

What lessons can be learned about “kindness” “social awareness” and “empathy?” There are five (5) important lessons. Discovering the “Truth” in “Know” and “Who

Lessons Learned About Kindness, Social Awareness, and Empathy

  1. Know “true kindness” will always produce growth and life in the environment (home, work, church, and communities). Who Am I? (Leadership Self-Management Discipline)
  2. Know “kindness” reveals a person’s heart (desire) and the motive behind the action. A person’s ability to act honestly without lies. A poor man with nothing is greater than a liar who promises kindness. Who Am I? Who will this benefit? (Self-Evaluation)
  3. Know “true kindness” is honorable in both the sight of God and man when goodwill is shown for the greater of human sustainability and not fame. It does not comprise morals or values in acts of kindness. Who Am I? Who will the person become from this act of kindness? Will this act of kindness grow both the person and me? (Empathy)
  4. Know “kindness” is an act of a servant-leader approach with the ability to lead and serve at the same time to make an effective impact without impartiality for the greater of an individual or organizational structure? Who Am I? How will I serve? How will I effectively communicate in action? How will I build relationships? How will I meet the need? (Servant-Leadership Model)
  5. Truthis always revealed in a person's “truthfulness” in acts of kindness. Revealing the “true” character of a person’s heart to go against-the-grain of man’s determination into the Will of God. Who Am I? (Courage Leadership)

In closing, know “kindness” is a virtue of love, honesty, and Christlike; Know a person’s heart is revealed through acts of kindness; Know “true kindness” produce hope without impartiality; Know “kindness” is far greater than gratitude; Know “kindness” is far greater than thankfulness; Know “kindness“  is a culture of truth or dishonesty in action; Know even a child can discern “true kindness” in action; Know “if” no one ever show you “kindness,” be kind and true to yourself. Know you will need the courage to stand against the odds in this life to preserve in kindness and excellence; Know it is better to "Keep a Promise" than to break it when “kindness” has been shown. Remember, an environment of life is a progressive climate and culture of growth. Change your environment if needed. Change your view if needed. Change your courage if needed. Speak life, grow, and lead! “You Have Value!” “You Have Purpose!” “Kindness Is The Heart of Compassion!

Be Blessed and stay connected to Jesus,

Lady Cynthia R. Kelly
God’s Humble Servant
Evangelist - International Author

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  • Motivational Wisdom Episode - Kindness10:12