I read a tweet recently from iconic artist Banksy that simply said, “it costs $ 0.00 to be a decent person.”
It doesn’t cost a thing to be kind.
To give someone a smile is completely free.
To offer a word of advice or encouragement isn’t expensive or painful.
To see the good in someone, rather than look for the bad is a perspective shift that requires minimum outlay.
And saying “please” or “thank you” won’t set you back a cent.
Decency costs nothing, but adds significant value to the community in which we live.
It’s a phenomenal investment that we can make into our families, our workplaces and the people around us.
In a world full of fear and suspicion, it’s something that makes us feel less helpless and more hopeful.
It’s a seed that can create a forest.
A ripple that can cause a tsunami.
A rain drop that can start a downpour.
And it costs us absolutely nothing.