Monday, November 11, 2013

The Kindness of Others and Ourselves

Karen blogged about the "kindness of others" the other day and she is probably one of the kindest people I know.  I think it is important to celebrate the kindness of others but I also think it is important to recognize that we ourselves are kind.

For instance, today, I took 3 more buckets of sheep manure to one friend and visited another.  This evening I gave the sheep some hay for a treat and took a 6 year old friend to the community table for dinner. I even, finally, called a sister in law and good friend I have been thinking about calling for a week now (unfortunately she wasn't home).

The friend I gave the manure to gives me plants and seeds, the friend I visited with, lent me her pack when I went to Oregon, the sheep give me lots of fleece, and my 6 year old friend tells me many important facts and keeps me up to date with the latest robot toys.  My sister in law mailed me back a library book I left at her house and sends me notes and all kinds of things.

I have had a life full of kindness.  I believe that kindness breeds kindness and sometime unkindness breeds kindness.  This make the world full of kindness.

 Kindness is one of those magical things that happens everyday, if you are noticing, and that is something to look forward to each day.

What kindness will tomorrow bring, I wonder.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes I feel unkind. Most of the time I feel like I could be a lot kinder. It doesn't mean I work harder at it though. Shame on me. You're always kind, Susan.