Saturday, April 27, 2013

Kindness - Is It Lost?

Kindness - Is It Lost?


Have we gotten so busy bein' caught up in our own world that we don’t take time to be kind anymore? One of the first Bible verses I learned when I was a little girl was, "Be ye kind to one another"....

Me and my sister learned a lot from Mamma and Daddy 'bout bein' kind. When a neighbor was sick, Mamma'd take 'em homemade soup. She'd write cards to people in the church who couldn't come to church. Her smile always showed kindness.
Daddy worked in seed 'n feed. He did a lot of business with farmers and sometimes they couldn't pay him right away. So, Daddy told 'em to pay when they could. They were always helpin' others. I remember my college roommate, Sally Mae, came to live with 'em for awhile. They helped her get a job. She was like another daughter.

It seems likely that if you give kindness, you're gonna get kindness back. Kindness can soothe over an argument; turn a disagreement into an understandin'; make a difference in how you live everyday not only for others, but for yourself.

Here are some quotes I want to share with you on kindness:

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. - Aesop

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I choose kindness...I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God haws treated me. - Max Lucado

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. - Barbara DeAngelis

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. - William Penn

So next time I'm in a grocery store check out line, and somebody behind me has only a few items as opposed to my full buggy, I'm gonna let 'em go before me. If one of my customers needs help and there's somethin' I can do, I'll do it. I might need their help one day.

Lord, help us to be more kind to each other. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Things To Think 'Bout:

1. What are ways you show kindness?

2. How is kindess shown to you?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your post on kindness and reminding us to take time to be kind to one another.
    Deborah H. Bateman - Author