It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Chapter 11, Page 20, Book 16

Feelings aroused by the touch of someone's hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith - all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well. 

Bernie Siegel

November 20th - I am thankful for the touch of kindness in my life

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Mark Twain

We all tend to flourish when treated with kindness, and this becomes even more true as we age. With less time ahead of us than behind us, the need for a less complicated, kinder life replaces the need for those external signs of success like the big house; the new car, etc. that were so important to us in earlier years. 

They that sow kindness gather love

Showing kindness doesn’t cost anything or even take much time. It does not require elaborate preparation. Kindness can be as simple as a warm smile; a touch; or a word of encouragement.

Remember: Being kind to others is a way of being good to yourself.

True Kindness is a kind act done not for looks not for any other reason than the act itself.  It brings a renewed faith in human nature, a sense of the sheer goodness which human beings are often capable of, which sometimes might seem difficult to see amidst the chaos and conflict of everyday life.

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.

 Fran├žois Mauriac. 


Weekend-Windup said...

I got touched by the words written in your blog:)

betty said...

The world definitely could use a little more kindness. Good reminder for us to do our part in doing so.


jack69 said...

For me, your explosive gem today:
True Kindness is a kind act done not for looks not for any other reason than the act itself.
Thanks... Have a great day.

Mevely317 said...

Goodness! I just came over from Terri's blog where she was so touched by her hubby's observation (that) she is kind. Unfortunately, I think that's an endangered trait.

In my youth I was so focused on (trying to be) witty. And nowadays I witness folks so bent on getting ahead, d*** anyone who might get in his/her way. Obviously, I can't change THEIR behavior, but mind alone.