Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
When you hear the work kindness, what comes to mind? For me, it could be one of many things; holding the door for someone, a warm smile and a kind word in passing, saying thank you to someone who has provided good service, a $3 tip on a $7 lunch at Mulligan’s. I could go on for quite a while, but will stop here. I am sure that you could come up with a long list and we would have some items in common but some would be unique to each of us. The tremendous range of ways we can demonstrate kindness is what makes it so powerful. It is so easy to be kind, it doesn’t have to take long or cost anything but still has such an impact on the person to whom it is expressed.
Oh, and I am the only one who feels like it, kindness that is, seems to be in short supply of late? For all those reasons Biddeford Savings launched our Path to Kindness initiative last month. The idea is simple, treat someone with kindness and let us know how it made you feel. As you can see on our website, www.biddefordsavings.com/pathtokindness, many have shared their stories. Thank you to all of them and to all of those who have lived out kindness without telling us about it. There is still time to let us know about it, again that can be done on our website. On December 15, 2015 we will select five of those stories and the author of it will be able to designate a charity of their choice to receive $500. In the meantime, keep up the kindness, it really can be contagious!