5/24/13 – Kindness

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“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind, while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” – George Sand

I had a conversation the other night with a friend about how truly easy it is to get along with people and have mutually satisfying relationships. Whether this is with your closest friends, acquaintances or co-workers, it all boils down to one thing: kindness. We are all just people, trying to survive and be happy in the same world, all just wanting to be treated by others with kindness. It doesn’t matter our backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, likes or dislikes, etc, there is one thing we all have in common, we have an innate need and desire for to be treated with kindness.

Think about your interactions with everyone that crosses your path and realize that although they may be in their role in your life by profession or just by happenstance, at the end of the day, you have more in common than you think and you each deserve the same respect and kindness from this world. As George Sand says, “Guard that treasure inside you, kindness.”

Sorry for the break in blogging…things got a little busy and my computer crashed for a bit. Have a WONDERFUL holiday weekend!

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