You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give… And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; they give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space. Through the hands of these God speaks, and from behind their eyes He smiles upon the earth.
~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
This beautiful video by Humanityhealing.com speaks of kindness. The kindness that touches people’s souls. They know that they are valued, despite their circumstances, when you reach out and touch them with your eyes and your heart.
It costs little to give, and is priceless to the person who receives it. The benefit to the giver is also tremendous. I have spoken with friends who are so moved by the feelings that a simple act of kindness they have performed has created in them that their eyes well with tears as they speak. It creates a connection between the giver and the recipient that can never be broken.
Ghandi asks that we “be the change”. In a world so often lacking in compassion, one simple act of kindness creates a ripple of blessing. It follows in my mind that a practice of kindness could create a tidal wave.
What one act of kindness are you willing to perform today? Please do share it with us. My wish for the world is that we create a tidal wave of kindness before we reach the end of the year. We have 31 days in which to accomplish it.
Ready? Let’s be the change we would like to see. Let me know how it goes!
Blessings to you and yours this day.