Day 105 – kindness
The world will really be a better place if everyone will practice kindness often.
This coming Monday, my country will be having another Presidential elections. There are five candidates for the highest position. Five platforms, five different personalities, five people promising change and improvement, five parties with their own agendas and supporters.
Actually I won’t be able to vote this year. I was still in Malaysia when the registration period was set. But now that I am home, I cannot help but notice how the supporters of these candidates fight over all forms of media. From radio networks to television networks to individual facebook posts and instagram accounts. From friends to my very own family.
I am very much aware that my country needs change and an iron will to bring it to the next level but for people to clamor for one person and expect change…..I don’t believe that will happen. Change must come from each and everyone of us. It should start from the self and hope to influence others. In my opinion, for change to take place it should first and foremost embrace kindness. To be kind to oneself is already difficult, multiply that to 100x, it will automatically result to chaos. But if everyone will take kindness to heart and pay it forward, change and improvement will result. I hope and pray that my country will have a clean and honest elections this coming Monday. And for the winning candidate, may he or she be blessed with kindness in his/her heart, may he/she be filled with compassion and may he/she be REALLY willing to serve, drive and lead our country for a better future.