Kindness is rare these days. Most people will not even say thank you for opening the door for them or even throw their hand up as a "thank you" sign when you allow them over in your lane on a busy interstate. These are acts of kindness. I always found it quite weird for people to show much appreciation when it comes to financial items versus the smaller acts of kindness, don't you? The fact that most people can vocally appreciate things that they are mostly in need of but pass by the things that people do not have to do is always mind-boggling.
However, if your heart speaks to you and tells you to do something kind for someone, do it. Putting yourself in a position to doing something that is kind for an act of kindness in return is setting yourself up. People should appreciate the kindness that we put forward, but if they chose not to, just keep being you. You can either make the decision to not be kind or be kind. The choice is yours.
For those who take people's kindness for granted, please take a moment to view your own actions and remember that people are giving you a piece of themselves that they don't have to.