People don’t speak when you speak to them. People don’t say thank you after you’ve held the door for them. People stop talking to you when you’ve helped them. These are the behaviors of some people that make us want to remove our kindness from the world. When the temptation comes, we must resist the urge to remove our kindness.

If we’re being kind in order to be appreciated, we’re doing it for the wrong reasons. Our kindness is a reflection of God. We should be kind because we are kind people and we have a kind Father. Whether someone appreciates it or not is irrelevant. We’re sowing kindness into the world. As we sow kindness, we’ll reap a harvest of kindness from someone and from God (Galatians 6:7; Ephesians 6:8).

We’re called to be lights in a dark world. Part of our light is kindness. So, smile at someone, help someone out, and be a blessing. Be kind because God is kind.

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Matthew 5:14‭-‬16 NLT