Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. ~ Rumi.
As it’s coming up to the what some call the “silly” season, I thought I’d write a word or two about kindness. I’m not trying to preach or criticize anyone’s behaviour, just offering a salutary reminder!
It seems that everyone is already beginning to rush around in a frenzy searching for gifts for their loved ones. That’s fine, of course, but I’d like you to consider giving a priceless gift to all the people who are there to serve your needs in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year.
In your frenzied haste, please be kind, considerate and polite to everyone, whether in the supermarket, toy shop, electronics store or anywhere else. It is not their fault that you are harried or have to queue behind many others all wanting the same thing – to get out and to get home as fast as possible!
Whilst most of us are automatically courteous, sometimes when we are under pressure we forget that the people we are interacting with may have issues of their own. Just like you, they have to work to pay their bills. Just like you, they may have family, health or financial problems. Just like you, they deserve kindness and respect.
The words “please” and “thank you” together with a genuine smile, are truly precious gifts that will cost you nothing but will bring you rich rewards.
And if you are inadvertently rude or curt, make sure you apologize on the spot!
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