"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the power to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia
"Have enthusiasm and, above all, have a consciousness of love--a radiant feeling flowing through your consciousness at all times." - The Science of Mind, page 184
We attract what we mentally become. When we become kind, we attract kindness back. Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God and the second is to love our neighbors. When we do the second, we are living the first. Someone once said, "Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will m ake him wag his tail."
Rabbi Byron Sherwin relates the story of a man who was inconsolable at the death of his wife. Finally, he said to the rabbi, "You don't understand. I loved my wife, and once I almost told her." How many times have we almost said "I love you?" How many times have we almost asked for forgiveness? How many times have we almost offered to help someone? Today is a good day to begin. We never know how much a small gesture will affect someone else's life.
I read a story about a soldier coming back from the Vietnam War who was frightened about the reception he might receive. A young girl sitting next to him reached out and gave him a magazine. Her acceptance and generosity deeply touched him. Remembering this little act of kindness led him to a life of giving to others. He ended the article with these words: "I have to believe that my small gestures have the same effect on others, and to that little girl now a woman, I would like to take this opportunity to say again, 'Thank you.' "
Today, I reach out and tell someone I love them. I make kindness and compassion a regular part of my life.
Thanks for visiting if you did so. I consider it a gesture of kindness when someone reads my chosen words, be they my own or words from somewhere else. I would ask that all of you look others in the eyes with a twinkle in your own and a smile on your lips and say, "I love you," in whatever way is true.
Love from Your SisSTAR