Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thank you for kindness


To selflessly give and be kind to another human being is one of the most beautiful acts a person can perform.

Seeing kindness in action makes a person glow. It's is one of the qualities in a person that attracts me most to them; selfishness one of the biggest turn offs. It stirs my heart to see people giving, helping, supporting, and reaching out.

Everyday people doing amazing little acts:

~ Helping someone reach something on a high self.
~ Taking the time to talk to someone who is isolated and lonely.
~ Making a cup of tea for someone who's busy.
~ Reading to a child.
~ Simply giving someone a smile.

Hafez, a Persian poet from the 14th century wrote a beautiful poem about selfless kindness.

The Sun Never Says

Even after all this time 
The sun never says to the earth, 
"You owe Me." 

Look what happens with 
A love like that, 
It lights the Whole Sky.

Yet while one should have no expectation of such, kindness almost always produces reward, that of the joy and happiness we feel when we give. It's the cheapest happiness drug around.

What I do this week is express my thanks for is other people's kindness. Not only do you give joy to those to whom you are giving, but seeing your humanity bursting through brings me immense happiness.

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