At Voes & Co one the things we stand for is Kindness.
Did you know there is a difference between being nice and being kind? What I have come to discern is that kindest extends past simply being nice and is built on a foundation of truth and honesty. When you are being kind, you are not just saying something that you know someone wants to hear, you are saying or doing something that may in fact be more challenging and difficult because it can involve setting/strengthening boundaries and sharing honest truths that someone may not want to hear or acknowledge.
🌟 The Difference Between Being Nice and Being Kind 🌟
Being nice is generally associated with pleasantness, politeness, and conforming to social norms. It involves behaving in a friendly and agreeable manner, often to avoid conflict or maintain a harmonious atmosphere; and it can sometimes be superficial or driven by social expectations rather than genuine care.
On the other hand, being kind goes beyond surface-level niceties and stems from a place of genuine compassion and empathy. Kindness involves understanding and addressing the needs, feelings, and struggles of others. Kindness often requires more effort and consideration than being nice. Kindness has the potential to uplift spirits, foster trust, and inspire others to pay it forward, creating a ripple effect of compassion in the world. It transcends superficial gestures and allows us to genuinely connect with others on a deeper level.
True kindness involves setting healthy boundaries and practicing self-compassion, as we cannot pour from an empty cup. In our fast-paced and interconnected world, cultivating kindness can have a profound impact on our relationships, communities, and even our own well-being. By making a conscious effort to be kind, we can foster a more compassionate and understanding society.
So, let's strive not just to be nice, but to be genuinely kind. Together, we can create a world that thrives on authentic connections, understanding, and kindness.
If you are with us please follow the hashtag #STANDWITHUS on Instagram @voes_and_coas we embark on a journey over the next little while to build community and stand for the things we believe in.