Travel Kindness

What may be insignificant to you can mean a lot to others. This is what I am often reminded whenever I travel.

Seeing the lives of others, chatting with them and learning how different your lives are, makes you appreciate what you have and realize what you’re missing. I am always impressed with people who live modestly yet so content. I’m amused by how some can be so charmingly naive. I’m surprised by their reaction and appreciation of what you have or what you know no matter how simple it may be.

I realized kindness can be shared wherever you are. All it requires is your willingness to initiate and reach out. What you can offer may be too petty for you but you’ll be surprised how much it may impact others. Sometimes kindness that comes in the simplest form are often the ones that are heartfelt. For others, just the thought that you cared and listened would mean so much to them. Your simplest gesture can make others feel special that it leaves a lasting mark on them.

This is how I felt after my encounter with some students I met at a free community library. That was a week ago, before everything turned differently due to the lockdown caused by COVID 19. Those kids were strangers to me. I am not sure if i’ll ever get the chance to meet them again. But for the meantime, I just hope that they’ll be safe and meet them soon when traveling is no longer restricted.

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What may be insignificant to you can mean a lot to others. This is what I am often reminded whenever I travel. . Seeing the lives of others, chatting with them and learning how different your lives are, makes you appreciate what you have and realize what you're missing. I am always impressed with people who live modestly yet so content. I'm amused by how some can be so charmingly naive. I'm surprised by their reaction and appreciation of what you have or what you know no matter how simple it may be. I realized kindness can be shared wherever you are. All it requires is your willingness to initiate and reach out. What you can offer may be too petty for you but you'll be surprised how much it may impact others. Sometimes kindness that comes in the simplest form are often the ones that are heartfelt. For others, just the thought that you cared and listened would mean so much to them. Your simplest gesture can make others feel special that it leaves a lasting mark on them. The photo above was recently taken when I was talking to some kids about literacy. I was supposed to interview someone, but was privileged to talk and encourage these students. I do not own the copyright of the photo. It was captured by reading club 2000, was shared on their page and I just grabbed it. That was more than a week ago, before everything turned differently due to lockdown. Those kids were strangers to me. I am not sure if i'll ever get the chance to meet them again. But for the meantime, I just hope that they'll be safe and meet them soon when traveling is no longer restricted. #travelkindness #wanderlust #travelhistory #travelpassion #travelphotography #kayciegayletravels #PHtour #travelPH #lovelocal #golocal #localtravel #slowtravel #culturescape #heritagescape #authentictravelstories #travelmemories #travellifescene #travelmoments #authentictravelscenes SS -> MW

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Published by Kaycie Gayle Yambao

Kaycie Gayle is a digital publisher and a writer who specializes in travel. She is passionate about local and slow traveling.

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