There's a Japanese proverb which says:
one kind word can warm three winter months.
Well, it has to be worth a try: the world needs all the warmth it can get.
Mind you, kind actions might help even more.
But then we're only human.
Word To Use Today: a kind one. The word kind was gecynde in Old English and meant natural or native.
Perhaps 2021 will be a time when it is again thought quite natural to be kind.