Monday, August 12, 2013

Dementia and Kindness

Are we, as a nation, unable to show kindness?  Are we too busy to show kindness?  Are the statistics regarding violence in our society upsetting, or do we become hardened to the sadness around us?  Is it possible many of us are lacking something meaningful in our lives? 
If we treat others the way we want to be treated, then we are putting kindness to work.  Scriptures teach us, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”  (Luke 6:31)  Kindness is not a fix for the problems we face, and there are always going to be those individuals who make life difficult.  However, as Momma always says, “Kill them with kindness”.  Most individuals are caught off guard when kindness is presented during a stressful or volatile situation.  This same kindness can diffuse the situation and allow peace to permeate the environment.
The kindness we show and share will make an impact on those around us.  Children and adults, friends and acquaintances, co-workers and bosses, teenagers and senior citizens all benefit from these acts of kindness.  Who can you reach out to today?  Hope that gives you Something To Ponder.


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