Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Touch 'em with kindness...................

"The little things? The little moments? They aren't little! " ` Jon Kabat-Zinn

There is such value and importance in what seems like the tiniest of things. For a second think of how great it feels when a stranger holds the door open for us, offers a random compliment, allows us to go ahead of them in the check out line, co workers greeting us with a smile, or finding a note of encouragement from a loved one. It all feels good!!

Each take only a moment...but they are conscious choices that tells others we care, that we believe in kindness....and that we are living outwardly and are aware that everyone is going through "something" and can use a bright spot in their day. They are not alone on their journey! It is this "pay it forward" energy that builds momentum.

It is my belief that we have a responsibility to others to be kind and empathetic. It is a choice I make daily. Responsibility then transitions into desire and before you know it, lives are being touched with both kindness and tenderness. 

This is a cycle of Life that I believe in. This choice!


Leann said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and then stopping back by to see how I was doing :-) That was very kind of you.

I am better but not better. I believe I have come to the conclusion I need to volunteer my time. I miss my family SO much and the only time I'm with other people is at work.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know I'm doing o.k., or better, and life goes on. :-)

Maria said...

Hi Leann!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Glad to hear things are getting better. I like your idea of volunteering and sharing with others your strengths.
I recently started reading a book titled "29 gifts: how a month of giving will change your life" It is not about monetary gifts. It speaks about giving of ourselves to others and how it opens us up to a new focus and makes changes for the good with in us. Perhaps your local library has it?
Sending positive vibes your way and look forward to reading more of your blog posts. Be sure to stop in back here to let me know you things are going :O)