3 Clues to Kindness

With Michanda Shines

On a scale of 1-10, how kind would you say you have been lately? If that’s hard to quantify, don’t worry, our guest Michanda, has a few clues that we can investigate to grow and develop an awareness about whether we are showing kindness. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit and it is a fruit that the world is celebrating, especially now that the holidays are here. However, we know that because it’s a fruit, we have to depend on Holy Spirit to help us cultivate and demonstrate it to others.

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Kindness is translated from the Greek word, chrēstotēs, and it means kindness, gentleness, and integrity. For those of you who know me, you know that one of the things I say is, “Integrity is everything.” Naturally, that word caught my eye. Oxford Languages defines integrity as the quality of being whole and undivided. Yikes, that means that when we show kindness, we show it irrespective of the situation. When we show kindness, we show it consistently. When we show kindness, we reflect our God’s character more intentionally every day.

I mean, have you thought about how kind Jesus was? He showed kindness when he was disappointed, when He was inconvenienced, and when others didn’t even believe that where He was spending His time was worthy or worth it.

Michanda, our guest today, is a model, an actress, and a triathlete. (Sis, that means she runs, bikes, and swims. Don’t feel bad, I just learned what it means, too.) She came through to give us a few clues to look for in order to check our own kindness levels.

  • Are you doing the deep work? Therapy is nothing to be ashamed about!
  • Are you practicing a sabbath or even resting? When we start rushing, we become rude: 9 out of 10 times.
  • Are you listening to the unction within your heart when it moves you to show kindness? It’s not always super hard to show kindness. You don’t have to overspiritualize it. When God moves you to do something, even if it’s just smiling or saying hello to someone, just do it.

Isn’t that a blessing?!

Michanda is a leader, creative strategist, dreamer and an overcomer, who loves to see others shine. She seamlessly transfers diverse skills to desired outcomes in various professional arenas; where she is a model, avid triathlete, endurance sports announcer, and host of the Tri Beginner’s Luck Podcast.

Michanda’s  dream and mission is to inspire and empower others  to shine brightly.  She fully embraces her eccentricity after a period in her life where she was uncomfortable letting her light shine. Walking out of the shadow, she encourages others to illuminate the world with their unique rays of light.  She knows and believes that we achieve and contribute the most by being exactly who we were created to be, no exceptions!

She is spiced with style and sprinkled with  high-power intensity to get things done. Guided by faith and determination, she pursues every opportunity given to touch and influence the lives of others. 

You can follow Michanda on Instagram here, and I hope you do because, trust me, you’re going to be soooo motivated!

If you want to see a clip of our conversation, you can click here, and of course, don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram either. It would be such an honor!

Don’t just LOOK IT, but BE IT, because YOU ARE IT! Always Shine! 


Michanda and I met through our prayer group and we’d love to welcome you into ours if you need community. We meet at 7:14AM EST and 4:14AM PST. Just click this link to get connected to one of the most beautiful groups I’ve ever been a part of.

Now, one of the things we asked was what are some of your favorite things to do when you rest so get in the comments and let us know! Trust me, you’ll be encouraging us, too!


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