Thank you for Kindness


Never mistake kindness for weakness.

ljk

Given a choice between a religious person, a spiritual person, or a kind person, I will always opt to associate with the kind person.

 

Kindness is not as popular in our culture as it could be. 

It seems folks are more impressed with power that incorporates the perception of physical strength, the capacity to exploit through intellectual prowess, or an emotionally detached approach to material accumulation. Kindness has more power to effect others than any of those things. We just have not learned how to advertise it or promote it as a popular trend that gets one laid, rich, thin, or comes with a shiny new car.

 

Kindness does not offer salvation in the afterlife.

Kindness does not attract sexy, air headed girls in bikinis the way a popular beer does.

Kindness probably will not enhance your financial portfolio or increase the value of your real estate.

 

My friends are the kind of people that are kind to others—strangers, those less fortunate, animals, children, and even mean people to a certain extent (when it is understood that “mean” is actually a personality disorder).

 

It is not always easy to be kind. But an act of kindness is loaded with benefits once you get the hang of it. 

 

One of them being that I will be your loyal friend.

~ by leakelley on December 14, 2007.

2 Responses to “Thank you for Kindness”

  1. Thank you for always being kind to me, even when I’m out of sorts…especially when I’m out of sorts. It’s not always easy to be kind, and if I look around, it’s not at all easy to learn kindness as an adult. I think a person who does not come by it naturally, or did not learn it as a child, has to be “infected” with it, in order to allow for adult onset kindness. I have heard tragedy can turn a formerly unkind person, into a kind one. Conversely, tragedy can also turn one into a bitter person.

    I’m glad you turned out kind, LeaKel.

  2. I love that!
    “Adult onset kindness”
    I hope it becomes an epidemic!
    Linda K, you are so easy to be kind to and to love!
    You ARE one of the kind ones.

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