'Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears,
'Til in Heaven the deed appears -
Pass it on.
I was thinking today how lucky I am to know so many kind people.
I read so many blogs where un-kind words have left bruises and surprise behind and I am saddened.
I hear so many stories where un-kind actions have been taken that leave sorrow and sadness behind and I am surprised.
It is difficult to understand a world where meanness is sometimes applauded.
And to understand why being difficult and cruel is considered a talent is impossible for me to fathom...
Many of you are new friends to me and the fact that all of you seem to be kind people is a benediction and a blessing as I continue on my journey to write every day in this blog.
Many of you have been friends for a long while and our friendships have been forged with shared kindnesses, laughter and suffered pain.
I researched many quotes on kindness for this post, and although there were many that touched my heart, this one seemed to most personify what I have seen and felt and read from so many of you...new friends and old...
“I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” Stephan Grellet
And all I can really say here is thank you.
Each day you reaffirm my belief that there is still much more good in the world than bad.
Each day you make remember that although there are often rainy days...there are many more with sunshine.
Unless you live in Seattle.
And then I will need to write a different closing sentence for you.
But since I was trying to be all dramatic and poetic with my writing here I'm not going to do it now.
This deep-thought post is linked to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "K".
PS....if you have a moment for an extra little kindness perhaps you might mail a card or a note to our friend, Kathy C. I think her knee surgery is being more painful and complicated then she anticipated. Thank you, Jeff, for allowing me to share this address: Kathy Campbell, 131 West Watkins Street, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee 37350