To say, “kind of…” meant that we were inclined toward the subject but not yet committed. We were leaning that way.
Friendships often form from a series of kind acts. Eighteenth century poet Samuel Johnson reminds us
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
Practicing kindness (a Fundamental of Forgiveness) through common courtesies or small helps embodies equality. It recognizes that each of us is worthy of the same measure of respect and consideration and that “we’re all in this together.”
So, feel free to lean in and do some good. It’s kind of you.
I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love…it is the common fiber of life, the flame that heats the soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
It may surprise you to know that this week is Random Acts of Kindness Week. While I don’t highlight many of these observances (they are legion), I think this one deserves notice (read more).