Apparently in 1998 a ‘World Kindness Movement’ established November 13th as “a day to encourage individuals to overlook boundaries, race, and religion”…
Hmmmmmm, I say…
One might question, do we really need ‘a day’ for that or could it, should it not be ‘our way’ each and every day?!...
Overlook race, religion, boundaries?…..how about celebrating differences and diversity and doing what we can to break down barriers each and every day?!!….
From week to week an encouraging gathering that I attend often ends with these words:
“Life is short. We do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who walk the way with us. So, be swift to love, make haste to be kind.”
Those words are attributed to Henri Frederic Amiel in the 1800’s.
Cheers to a fine Friday and weekend & an each and every day that sings–seeking justice, walking humbly, loving kindness!
Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.
~Adam Lindsay Gordon
Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the blossoms,
Kind deeds are the fruits.
~19th century rhyme used in primary schools