Wednesday, March 24, 2010

kindness



Right from the moment of our birth, we are under the care and kindness of our parents, and then later on in our life when we are oppressed by sickness and become old, we are again dependent on the kindness of others. Since at the beginning and end of our lives we are so dependent on others' kindness, how can it be in ...the middle that we would neglect kindness towards others?

~ HH Dalai Lama ~

Here's what I know. I have had occasion to be caregiver to more than one person in need. I haven't always known all of their politics or religion. Those things didn't matter at the time.

What mattered is that they had the need and I could show up.

That's all.

4 comments:

Joan said...

And you will find that others will be kind to you when you need and depend on them. What goes around, comes around. I believe that.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Yep.

Deb Shucka said...

What a great friend you are.

Kathryn Grace said...

Kindness saves lives, changes lives. Sometimes it is impossible to know how a simple gesture, a thoughtful comment, a brave moment of speaking out in a meeting may have changed someone's life forever. I have been the recipient of such kindnesses. Perhaps I have done the same for another. Who can know whether our individual acts of loving kindness have hit a mark? We must keep giving them when the moment is right. Pay it forward, as the saying goes.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful reminder, Wanda.