"Kindness is the one thing that can be heard by the deaf and seen by the blind."
"A little redemption for the suffering human soul. The older man was paused at the top of an escalator and a few people started gathering waiting to get on. It was clear he was feeling unsure and this young man offered the simplest kindness: an out-reached arm and a "can I help you on, sir?" He quietly started to explain to the young man that he had gotten stuck on an escalator once and was a little scared. The young man gently offered an assurance, they looked at each other eye to eye for just a moment and the older man accepted his arm. Everyone else remained patient. "
Every day we have the opportunity to be kind whether to strangers, to co-workers, to neighbors, or even to our own family. It costs us nothing more than a few moments of our time in most cases. Yet why are we so stingy? I challenge you today as you go about your day, look for opportunities to be kind.
Paul reminds us to "be kind, tenderhearted, forgiving one another..." . I have been on the receiving of another's kindness. And I can tell you it is a blessing beyond compare.
So let's counterattack this culture of self-centeredness and do something nice for someone today. I'd love to hear some things that maybe YOU have done lately as a random act of kindness. Not as a way of bragging, but to share some ways that others may not have thought of.