For the month of June RADA focuses on family, friends and the elderly, with the intent to unite communities and encourage people to offer support to the less fortunate. An easy way to create empathy amongst people is to start with those closest to you and motivate others to do the same. Reconnecting with a family member, catching up with an old friend, getting in touch with others, can be emotionally uplifting.
Heartfelt gestures can have a meaningful impact on the lives of others, so never underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word or taking time out to listen to someone in need. The mere act of spending time with someone who feels alone or is dealing with an unspoken challenge, can make a major difference to their life. During difficult times showing kindness, compassion, appreciation and love is key.
Time spent with loved ones is invaluable and reminds us of how blessed we are and how thankful we should be. Interactions with friends and family may have its challenges but we should remember that even through difficult times, relationships matter, they are bigger than the moment and they are truly valuable. So strive to always be kind, forgiving and respectful.
When contemplating what you will do for others today, this week, this month, may your heart be filled with love and kindness and allow caring to shine through.