Kindness costs nothing. Hate costs everything.
World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organizations.
I resolve to be as kind as I can daily and to treat everyone with respect and care.
I tell my daughters…being a strong man includes being kind. That there’s nothing weak about kindness and compassion. There’s nothing weak about looking out for others.
Former US President Barack Obama speaking at the funeral of Congressman Elijah Cummings
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina…A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. 32nd President Of The USA, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Fred Rogers who was known as Mr. Rogers sang to children of all ages “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” for years on his show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. It’s a classic reminder of a call to friendship.
Who are our neighbors? Well everyone you meet. It’s more than the people who live around where you live. It’s important we understand that because it makes the world our neighborhood.
In my faith loving your neighbor as yourself is a serious thing. Offering people grace and kindness can be a tall order because there are some folks you like and a few you don’t like so offering them both love can be a challenge. We can be exhausted in being nice but it’s worth it.
My friends you are my neighbor just for visiting my blog. Liking my posts and commenting on them are a plus. For me, treating you all with kindness and being nice is something i’m hard wired to do. It’s also an extension of my extending grace to everyone. I do believe there are some who needs more grace and kindness because their lives have been tough.
Thank you for being my neighbor.
Mourning with a friend is kindness.
Kindness is a gift you give to your family, friends and even strangers. We need more kindness in the world. I hope to do my part to make the world a more kind place to be. Love to you all. Be kind to yourself and to others.
If you want to be holy, be kind. Frederick Buechner