Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Love Without Words

--by MakeSomeoneSmile, posted Oct 23, 2012

A few weeks ago I was blessed to spend four days with some of the kindest people I have ever seen. It was an amazing experience on so many levels and I am a kinder person for having my life touched by them all.

One of the great things I noticed with them was the power of some non-verbal techniques is sharing love and compassion. So much love was shared through warm hugs, deep gazes and attentive listening. It was a great reminder for me that those small kindnesses can be powerful and make a huge difference to others, many times more than anything I could say.

So now that I am back in the real world I have been trying harder to incorporate those non-verbal kindnesses in my life. I can see it making a difference wherever I try them out. I have been hugging a little more and can see that it means a lot to those embraced. When I am listening to someone, I am trying hard to pay exclusive attention to them so they can feel the love through my listening. When I am walking whether at work or out and about, I have been smiling or saying hello to anyone I make eye contact with now. I do see that it matters, even if only for a few moments, for each person I encounter.
Hopefully I will keep this up and not let it fade. It is not only spreading a few smiles to those I come in contact with but also sends me away smiling too. Here is a great big (((hug))) and smile :) for all of you too!
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Readers Comments

Thaata wrote: People long for personal touch. Technology has lessened our work but kept us out of touch. We are after all social beings. Thanks for practicing such small acts of great value.
carolyn wrote: A great lesson for ourselves! Thank you
jsmc10 wrote: It will definately not go amiss, and maybe others will be inspired like you were :)
JAHAN wrote: Your words makes me feel that i'm more into love. :) thanks!
Blessed2BKind wrote: Thanks you made me smile :) hugs & love
Lynn Koskey wrote: I loved this message. I remember reading somewhere how important a smile, hello or some kind gesture just might make one's day more bearable. You never know what someone might be going through and that smile or kind look just might pull them through whatever they are concerned or upset about. I try as often as possible to smile, say hello or make eye contact with as many people as i can during a day. You never know what kind of a difference this might make.
sethi wrote: Thank you for sharing your experiences.
Joy wrote: Keep smiling. Thanks so much for sharing. Many blessings.
Shirley Marsh wrote: So true shadreck; the greatness of a person is measured by the way they treat others. Thank you for sharing mss; you are a great person.
Shadreck Mudowaya wrote:

The greatness of a person is measured by the way he treats other people.

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