Thanks for your feeback. Unfortunately I am not sure that I understand the difference between kind and polite. Kind is more used for actions done and polite for things said?
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Good morning, Alex.
(1) I have been thinking more about your excellent question.
(2) I want to emphasize that BOTH words CAN apply to WORDS and ACTIONS.
Polite/courteous words: Please/ Thank you/ Excuse me/ Have a nice day, etc.
Words we use to have smoother relations with other people every day.
Polite/courteous actions: Open the door for ladies/ Give your bus seat to an older person/ Eat a smaller amount of food at dinner so that other family members can have enough food, etc.
Again, an action that helps make life "smoother."
Kind words = something you say to make another person feel better in a particular situation:
TOM: I did something bad to you. I am a bad person. I hate myself.
ALEX: No, you are not a bad person. You made a mistake. We all make mistakes. I forgive you.
You have spoken kind (and generous) words.
Kind actions: something you do to help someone in a particular situation:
You are walking down the street in your city. Two tourists from another country say, "Excuse me. How do we get to the museum by bus? We are so confused."
You do NOT say: Take bus #2. Then transfer to bus #4. You get to the museum in one hour. Goodbye.
INSTEAD, you say: I will escort you there. I know how confusing it must be for a tourist in a strange city.
You then accompany the two tourists on buses #2 and #4 and take them to the door of the museum and say: Here you are. I hope you enjoy your stay in my city. It was nice meeting you.
You have done a kind deed (action).