Today I have chosen to use no picture because my subject matter is so important. Kindness!
I remember some things my dad taught me before he died. I was 12 years old when he passed away and I don't remember much of those early years but I remember this.
Dad would say "if you have nothing good to say, then say nothing at all" Profound wisdom in that saying, he meant don't hurt other peoples feelings. He meant other people count. He meant have compassion and wisdom. He once said " I was feeling sorry for myself when I had no pair of new shoes, until I saw a man with no feet". There were many more saying that would be so foreign to our modern day society about what matters and how to treat one another. But it all boils down to Kindness. Being kind does not mean you have no backbone, being kind to yourself is as equally important as being kind to others. And let us not forget being kind to the earth, the four legged, the plants and all of creation. I am sure that everyone who reads this blog has been hurt by the unkind and unthoughtful words of another. When I was a little girl, I made fun of a boy at my school, I have always felt bad about that, even after 40 years, As an adult I see the scars from childhood that people carry. Remember I told you in the past, my name could have been Polyanna. This is not fake, this is just me... I care... guess my daddy taught me that. BE KIND