to grow ever kinder

Maybe our world will grow kinder eventually.
Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is the piece of God
that is inside each of us.

 

 

Mary Oliver, Franz Marc’s Blue Horses

to begin with kindness…

One kind word can warm three winter months

Japanese Proverb

Kindness – it feels as if we are in short supply. Soaking in all we hear from the news it is hard to imagine that kindness could be found in any corner of this country.

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We have to make/tell our own stories.

I’m no psychologist, but it only makes sense to have a positive outlook on life to be observant and responsive to others in need, whether it’s a relatively minor deed or a significant commitment. So be kind to yourself so you can be kind to others.

The studies show that generosity is contagious. We are all touched when we see someone help another person. It encourages us also to do something altruistic.

That fact should energize us to be generous to others in any situation. And by others, I mean anyone, any race, nationality, or religion. After all, a founding principle of our country is that all people are created equal. Though injustices dot our history into the present, that entreaty has nevertheless stood the test of time. We, too, must make it last. We do so by being kind.

Bruce Stambaugh – Let’s Make 2019 the year of Kindness


Karl Duffy
Mindfulbalance.org

Language as prayer

Language exists because nothing exists between those who express themselves.
All language is therefore a language of prayer.
Held in the dark, without sleep. —


Quote: Lynn Xu, from “Say You Will Die For Me,” Debts and Lessons.( Omnidawn; 1 edition, April 1, 2013)

thank you, The Vale of Soul Making

Every leaf

 

Every leaf that grows will tell you

what you sow will bear fruit.

So if you have any sense my friend,

don’t plant anything but love.

~ Rumi