Living Loving Kindness
Looking up the definition of ‘kindness’ in the New Oxford American Dictionary I read the following: “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.”
Being kind, offering kindness, undertaking a kind act towards someone all add to the wonder and beauty of the world, whether it’s our goal or not.
Brian Tracy put it this way: “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’”
Hold the door open for someone, compliment a colleague on a good piece of work, listen to an elderly neighbour with genuine interest, even if the subject concerns events forty years ago and people no longer around. It will be appreciated.
Did you do it? How do you feel now?
Taking the idea a step further, in the words of Buddha “a generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” Borrowing from Primo Levi, “if not now, when?”
As we enter the countdown to the holiday season I’d just like to take a moment to thank you for being here right now. If you are reading these words it means you’ve given me a few minutes of your time and for that I am truly grateful.
Keep in touch and ciao for a now filled with loving-kindness.