Have you ever been told that being ugly makes you ugly? I have and I agree 100%. You can be the prettiest girl in the whole world and have it all, but if you have an ugly heart and you’re not kind.. that takes it all away.
Since I was little bitty, I was taught to Kill with Kindness no matter what. Growing up you deal with mean people. You might have even been bullied, it’s just part of life. I was and even when I came home crying my mom and dad told me to be nice and kind to them. When they were mean to me, I was to be nice and say something kind to them right then. I NEVER UNDERSTOOD THIS. I just wanted to be mean right back and even just punch them in the face, but I was kind.
To this day, I follow this. I saw myself and other people who were kind and it truly makes someone 10X better. I felt prettier and even more Christ like.
Sure, it’s easy to be kind to someone who can give you something in return right? Maybe a teacher who will give you a good grade, or a friend who will get you a gift. This isn’t what I am talking about, being kind and being kind are so different. God wants you to be kind to your enemies, and those who hate along with those who are kind and those who love. He wants his kindness to shine through you.
Proverbs 31:8-9 says ” Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Defend the poor and the needy.”
God wants us to be kind and loving. You don’t want people to see you being mean all the time and being rude to people, but then turning around with a speaking about God. That doesn’t add up, God is not hate. God is love.
I know it’s hard to be nice 100% and honestly I think that is impossible. That is okay, don’t put yourself down if you said one rude thing. We are not perfect and we make mistakes, we’re human. Instead, apologize to who (even if this is yourself) you were rude to. Then work harder on not doing that again, instead if you want to say something mean.. walk away. Don’t speak or just say “okay.” Just be kind.
Being kind will make you pretty. A kind face and kind heart are what people want. So the next time you feel the need to be mean and ugly, remember…. Kindness makes you pretty and being rude ruins it all.