Always lead with kindness. It's free.
In this time of darkness when the world seems lost and humanity's soul depleted it's always uplifting to hear stories about simple acts of kindness. Simple acts of kindness and smile can change the course of a person's life. Try it sometime.
Honestly I had a pretty crap night tonight, and as I was walking, drunk, some guy across the street was like "hey man, you good?" and I gave him a thumbs up and said yeah I was fine. And just the fact that a stranger cared enough to even ask something like that made my night. And boy was it a hard night to make. SOwED
Have a Cake pop...
Just thinking of me/keeping me in mind.
When my boyfriend and I were in college, he knew I really had a thing for Starbucks cake pops. And when I was working on a paper or studying for a test (or even just having a bad day), he'd grab one for me on his way back to the dorms. Little things like that really make my day because it shows that someone appreciates me and thinks about me. sleepyhollow_101
Thanks for being honest and upfront. That's the nicest thing you could do for me. umeduskfox
Listen to me when I need it. WhiskyCat89
Give me a tight hug and let me cry in their arms. God do I need that. BetelgeuseFox
I needed one of those hugs once and it can be freeing, sometimes it's all you need to keep going, someone provided it for me. I know how important it is to you. Coldfreeze-Zero
You scratch mine and....Giphy
A really, really light back scratch. Like even lighter than you think. Lighter. Yes. flipper_babies
Who needs drugs when you can have your back scratched. one_brow
Don't exploit my kindness or generosity. I like to be kind to people who don't expect it but deserve it. I hate it when d***heads get manipulative and I really only come to realize it when its getting dangerously toxic. IIIpl4sm4III
Share the Silence.
Just enjoy the silence with me. Currently my mom and two younger siblings are living with me because of personal reasons. It's always loud and I can't stand loudness around me all the time. If I have the chance to sit in silence with someone I appreciate it so much. Tibbersbear
Show interest in what I'm saying and include me in conversation. I always feel like I'm a pretty boring person, so its genuinely heart-warming when people include me in discussions. Brihadeeshwara
Tears are healthy....
Tell me crying isn't for babies and that it's normal to be emotional. People always mocked me for that. Gucci-Nerb12
Crying isn't for babies, it's for people.
Regarding those mocking you... They don't matter.
Stay true to yourself and your feelings. That's what makes you human. :) ZDeight
Be with me when I'm not doing okay. Sometimes I need a lot of verbal affirmation and it can be really annoying and so when someone sticks with it it's the nicest feeling ever. applejuicekitten
So much this!!! My SO is a great person who loves me, but I'm very insecure and he doesn't seem to get that I need reassurance that he wont leave or abandon me, not that he has ever given me reason to think so. I'm just.... I need confirmation that I'm loved, sometimes more then others. heartofthenorthsky
Racism is an insidious, and unfortunately prevalent, force in all of our daily lives. Maybe we're on the receiving end of it, being treated differently and losing opportunities because of others' preconceived notions.
Or maybe we're on the other side of things. Even those who aren't actively racist or discriminatory still have to process the world through the filters of the things they've been told about people who are different.