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Kindness

on February 17, 2014

Today, February 17, is celebrated as Random Acts of Kindness Day. While it is a good idea to designate a day for kindness, it is most important to never let any day go by without showing you care…for the humble and meek, the weak and strong, from the youngest to the oldest, critter and creature, human or pet.

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What indeed is so hard about being kind?

Kind Words and Kudos

A young child and an elderly woman
Waited patiently to cross the street.
An offer of a helping hand
Received the reply, “Please.”

Safely across to the other side,
The young child softly cries,
“Thanks for helping my grandmother.”
Then, she hugged me around my knees.

An elderly man seated in a café
Sat alone sipping a cup of coffee.
The expression on his face wasn’t one of grace
For he appeared all solemn and glum.

A quick glance made me smile his way
Hoping to help make his day seem better.
When he smiled back suddenly in return,
I knew that one smile helped him overcome.

Kind gestures make good echoes
For there is a hidden power in kindness.
One kind word or sweet smile
Brings joy to the heart the minute after.

Remembering© Remembering
Sharla Lee Shults

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11 responses to “Kindness

  1. With all the dreadful weather, there has been a lot of random acts of kindness going around. It’s how we survive out here in the boonies in the winter. I am grateful to the guy with the tow truck, the guy who plowed us out, the computer guy who gave me a deal then came and got my computer in the middle of a blizzard … the help my DIL gave Garry hauling in the groceries in the middle of the storm. As I said… lots of this going around. It’s how we keep going.

  2. ksynchik says:

    The first photo with a grandma feeding the kitten always bring me to tears! It is such a powerful image! Our world would be so much better if everyone would be at least half as kind as that!

  3. Mridubala says:

    A great message, and I loved the last pic. Happy that there are hospital staff who do that for a kid… 🙂

  4. utesmile says:

    Being kind should come naturally to everyone. It is a way of life, well it is THE way of life!

  5. Raani York says:

    This is so very special – it made me cry.

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