Kindness matters. I was going to get on the train the other morning and the station where I scan my card before boarding the train had a rock on top of it. On this rock was painted, “Kindness Matters.” I have included a picture of it.
Kindness does matter. In this day and age when everyone is so selfish and spoiled with instant gratification, this is a good time to stop and be kind to someone, put someone else before yourself, give instead of receiving and remember that we are all a part of the human race. The purpose of our race is to take care of each other.
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I know that as humans we have many responsibilities. We need to work to make a living, take care of our families, pay our bills, take care of our possessions, educate ourselves, honor nature and the earth and give back to our communities.
But I believe our number one priority, our main duty, is to be kind to our fellow man, to take care of other humans, to exercise love and mercy, compassion and empathy, and do all we can to make this world a better place for all humanity. We only live once and we only have a short time to take care of each other before we die so let’s make the most of it.
When you are driving, let cars merge in front of you. Don’t tailgate. Let cars in that are at drive ways or intersections stuck in a long line of traffic. Don’t honk at others. Pay attention to the road. Don’t play on your phone while you drive. Signal BEFORE you turn. Don’t cut other driver’s off. Wait your turn in in line to merge or exit and don’t cut to the front of the line. Be courteous to each other and be kind, and not just this season but all year long and the world will be a better place.
As we move into the seasons and holidays of Halloween, All Saint’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are many changes in the weather, the color of the trees, the leaves falling, the days shortening and the nights becoming darker, longer and colder. I am also aware of much more magic in the air, the energy of spirits, of the power of nature and the reminder of human kindness and to treat each other warmly, not just now but all year long.
Let us not forget to decorate, celebrate and enjoy the company of our friends and loved ones. If you go to church, be sure to go regularly. If you know a veteran, thank them and shower them with food and gifts. Be thankful for all you have and be grateful to those you may take for granted. Magic is all around us and in us and sometimes all it takes is a word, a gesture, a smile or a deed to let it flow to everyone.
Photo taken at Clophill church, England.