To Be Kind

I’ve been reading about being kind.

That may sound silly, but I want to go beyond nice, and be consistently kind. We can be nice, but that can be turned on and off. To be kind is deciding to do more. To be thoughtful and give from our hearts.

A Side-step

I’m beginning to believe ‘goals’ are overrated. This thought is surprising considering I used to assist people in achieving their goals. That was my goal.

For 25 years I was goal driven, and climbed the ladder of what is called success, but I was miserable.

I let go of worldly success to go in search of heart-filled happiness. Goal complete.

Don’t expect any credit for being kind, but you might get caught in the act. You can read Matthew 6, and see what God says about doing good deeds.

They are to be done quietly and with no praise.

Caught in the Act

I was walking through a parking lot, making my way to a small Craft Fair. Walking by a row of parked cars, a gas cap to one of the cars was hanging open. I reached down, put the plug in, closed the small door, and continued walking.

While talking with one of the Artisans at the fair, I suddenly felt a tiny tap on my shoulder. Turning around I was faced with an elderly lady that was very excited! She said, “Thank you for closing our gas tank!” I had no idea anyone was in the car!

I smiled as I stood there a minute, caught completely off guard. Then hugged her tight and told her, “You are most welcome my lovely!”

Thank you for your time.

Pondering the upcoming year, I haven’t pulled out my journal to make a new list of goals. My heart is content replacing the word ‘goals’ with ‘intentions’.

Thank you *Donna for the inspiration to be consciously kind. You did this for a year, and I’m following your lead. Its an action to impact people’s lives. A good start is when we can decide to be kind.

*Donna Cameron. “A Year of Living Kindly.” 

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6 thoughts on “To Be Kind”

  1. How lovely to read your thoughtful post about kindness and your generous words about A YEAR OF LIVING KINDLY. I’m honored that you’re reading it! I really like your notion of replacing “goals” with “intentions” – that seems to put us smack in the middle of choosing who we want to be and what sort of world we want to live in. For me, choosing kindness has been life-changing, and there’s abundant evidence that if enough of us do it, it can be world-changing. Thank you for being one of the “choosers.”

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    1. Thank you Donna for your kindness. I am thrilled to have found your book and you!

      Your book says ‘rudeness’ is contagious. I see that everyday, spreading like an epidemic, so why not tackle that with the opposite? Kindness. And yes, everyone’s invited to join in. xxx

      Much love to you. xxx

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