is more important than wisdom
and the recognition
is the beginning of wisdom.
– Theodore Isaac Rubin
Kindness is on the brain. I have not only been the recipient of great kindness as of late, but also, I seem to be witnessing it all around me. The kindness spectrum is a broad one to be sure.
Small little gestures such as a smile which can brighten someone’s day, Q offering E her little pink musical basket as she scoots close to the bookcase where it resides (instead of throwing it as he is so inclined to do with everything these days), my dad who is leaving tomorrow packaging up something for me unasked so I didn’t have to worry about it, and the IRS folks who spent nearly 2 hours with me on the phone today as we tried to sort out why I received a giant bill in the mail, when I should not have to pay anything.
Then there is virtual kindness. Emails from friends and loved ones. Sharing of blog posts by other bloggers on Facebook. Rallying behind causes and pages when it’s clear that the admins might need a little extra love and sweet comments left on posts of other bloggers to let them know you appreciate them, their experiences and their writing.
All different small acts of kindness all with a different emotional reactions and outcomes.
There are also bigger acts of kindness such as what we have received in the support of our March of Dimes team,”The Pruitt Wondertwins.” This kindness has moved me through a whole spectrum of emotions as well. The continued awe I have as our friends and family continue to rally around us when I feel odd and badly to ask them to keep giving us more of themselves. The fragility I have as I continue to take short trips back in time as we rally around this very special cause. And, the overwhelming sense of love I have for every kind word, donation, and extra extension of yourselves. It’s truly remarkable to experience this kindness.
Big or small gestures, kindness does not need to be measured for really kindness is really about the way it makes us and others feel. Today, I wish you the awareness and the wisdom to give a gesture of kindness, simple of grand, and to be aware of the kindness that is extended to you. It’s such a wonderful gift and the ripple effect on others around us may give everyone a moment in the day to have “anewfavoriteday.”
Linking up at “Bees with Honey” with some other amazing bloggers who give kindness all the time.