“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

Mark Twain

Kindness is a universal translator. It cuts through the static, the noise, the miscommunication, making its message heard loud and clear. Picture it: a nod, a helping hand, a warm smile. No need for speech, no need for sight. Even those who can’t hear the words or see the action, they understand, they feel it. Kindness, that pure form of human connection, speaks volumes to the heart.

It’s a language with no barriers, no prerequisites. No matter where you are from or what language you speak, kindness transcends it all. It’s a language that doesn’t depend on perfectly formed sentences or meticulous syntax, it relies purely on intent. And when that intent is genuine, it is perceived, no matter the receiver’s ability to hear or see.

Kindness has its own Morse code, its own braille, its own sign language. It breaks down the walls between us, making communication possible in a way that spoken words or written text can’t. It’s a message delivered straight from the heart and received directly by the soul. So, the next time you want to communicate, speak kindness. It’s a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Stephen Boudreau serves as VP of Brand and Community at Virtuous Software. For over two decades, he has helped nonprofits leverage the digital space to grow their impact. To that end, Stephen co-founded RaiseDonors, a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. He is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audiobook enthusiast, and the heavily-disputed UNO champion of his household.

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