Kindness can mean different things to different people. The meaning is in how YOU choose to show it. Be it through empathy, acceptance, kind gestures, thoughtfulness, the possibilities are entirely up to you. Kindness might look like being helpful or showing empathy. It may mean doing nice things without expecting nice things in return.
In the society we live today, it has been viewed by many as a survival of the fittest where kindness is rare to find in people as each tries to survive. In order to survive in the jungle, you have to strong and ready to bully others even when you know you are stronger than them or else you get bullied.
In such scenario, it is difficult to think if really there is a word like kindness that exist. In real life, to survive in any society, we need kindness as humans for a community to become a place worthy for its people to survive on.
Kindness comes in different ways from smiling to a baby to the bugger things we do for others without expecting nothing in return. Think about what love entails and what it means to love someone. Got it? Well, that’s kindness. It’s being selfless, caring, compassionate, and unconditionally kind. Like love, it takes practice to understand and feel it. We share love with others through kind acts such as a smile, a nice word, an unexpected deed, or a planned surprise. When we offer these acts to others, we make people feel good; we pass along hope; we promote peace; we show the power of kindness.
In this regard, CEO of Kabaka Multimedia Entertainment (KME), The Kabaka has explicated the impacts of kindness in his life by unknown Sierra Leonean few years back that he will never forget the deed.
According to The Kabaka there was a time he faced a test of time with insufficient fund which was half to his destination. After he stood for a while waiting for a survivor, he was rescued by a driver who drove him to his destination without taking anything from him. According to the driver, he could have taken him to wherever he could have wanted that day.
This act of kindness by the unknown driver has left a mark in the heart of The Kabaka that he will never forget the driver’s kindness in action. With this little deed since 2006 always in his mind, The Kabaka now strongly believes that Kindness is all we need to better Sierra Leone.
“That’s one act of kindness I will never forget,” The Kabaka said.
This he took to his Facebook and posted:
“One day I had only Le400 and it was back in 2006. Taxi was Le800 to my destination. I waited for a taxi with an empty front seat where I can talk to the driver and explain my plight.
This driver stopped along Circular Road and I got in. I told him I have Le400 and should drop me to wherever he feels my money would take me and I’ll trek the balance. This man didn’t say a word.
He took me to my destination. Before I got down he asked me if I was sure that’s where I wanna stop? He said he was ready to take me wherever I wanted to go for free. Tears welled up in my eyes.
That’s one act of kindness I will never forget. It looks so easy today when one can afford a decent car, but there was a time I couldn’t afford to pay for a taxi. Acts of kindness are all it takes to better this country. Ar Jus Say Make ar tel una.“