No one is so poor that they cannot enrich the lives of others with kindness and compassion, as these coins come from the heart, not our purse.“Josephson
I have been ruminating about kindness so here’s some random wisdom from me and others.
When we are not sure how to relate to someone, remember “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read,” and that a “warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”
When we think it takes money to make a positive impact in this world, consider the words of Josephson who said, “no one is so poor that they cannot enrich the lives of others with kindness and compassion, as these coins come from the heart, not our purse.” Love this.
As we draw near to the Christmas and holiday season and family gatherings highlight our differences and perhaps some family angst, remember, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Kindness is not a sign of weakness but of strength and when we are kind to others it changes me and others.
I know that “Kindness can keep someone warm for years” and the older I get the more I admire kind people over clever people.
So a prayer for us today comes from Dickens who said, “have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
Let’s be kind.
This is a good year kinwomen.
No Regrets, Penny