The Grace of Kindness and More

Here are some things I’ve learned over the years:

  • A small act of kindness can banish hurt and helplessness
  • A smile can start another smile
  • A good deed makes the world a sweeter place
  • One hand holding another is a bond of peace
  • A “thank you” is a gift
  • Laughter is contagious
  • Love comes in many forms
  • Attitudes can change in a heartbeat
  • Compassion is stronger than iron
  • Asking the best from ourselves is worth the effort
  • Letting go of anger clears the mind and heart
  • True joy is always around us, even if we don’t always see it
  • Being forgiven is a grace
  • Tears show that we are made of love, not steel
  • A gift given is a blessing to the recipient and the giver
  • A pennys-worth of kindness is worth more than a bushel of dollar bills
  • There are angels who walk among us
  • Looking forward is easier than looking back
  • When we can be peaceful with ourselves, we can be peaceful with others
  • Miracles are everywhere; you just have to look

…and as we live, we discover more things that make us better and happier. In this time of holiday hustle and bustle, let’s not forget the reason for the season. Although we are fallible humans, works-in-progress, we are worthy of love and being loved. Let’s live our lives with love and passion and kindness.

In the all-too-brief time that my dad was living with us, we had some good talks. I once asked him what he thought Heaven was like. His reply: “I believe that it’s all love; love everywhere.”

I believe that he was right.

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