Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Kindness Syndrome

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~ St. Basil

I googled (when did such a word become an adjective?) the word "kindness" to see what came up and a long list of webpages that referred to Kindness "Synonyms" appeared.  Other words are altruism, beneficence, charitableness, goodwill, grace, kindheartedness and above all, a kindly, charitable interest in others. 

At first I misread the heading and thought it said "Kindness Syndrome".  I like that better anyway.  What if kindness could be a Syndrome?  Strangely, or perhaps not so much, when I typed in "Kindness Syndrome" the internet yielded a sweet story about a man with Down's Syndrome.  The blog is entitled "Kindness is Contagious' and the story is called "Man's Joy for Life is a True Gift to Others".

Yes, it certainly is.  I loved this quote from the blog. 
"After a weekend full of Michael, I am reminded about human emotions and our capacity to feel, mostly because Michael succeeds at feeling every single human emotion to its fullest within the span of a day, every day. “I keep seeing articles about understanding introverts, and now I am seeing articles about understanding extroverts … We are all delicate, and we are all strong, and we are all brave, and we all get scared. The best we can do is hope for the best in every encounter we have and treat everyone kindly. It is what Michael does and things seem to work out well for him.”

Kindness is a Boomerang.  It is one of the most difficult things to give away; it usually comes back to you. -Anonymous

Lifevest inside- Kindness Boomerang - "One Day"

 
Winnie-The-Pooh

"Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo."  Pooh's Little Instruction Book (inspired by A.A. Milne)

Festina Lente
Make Haste...Slowly





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