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Virtue: Kindness


The list is long for us to choose from on ways we can perform random acts of kindness towards others.

The boys slept in this morning, so we were running late — our conversation about today’s virtue didn’t happen over breakfast but as they were flying out the door when I was dropping them off to school.  I quickly said, “Today’s virtue is kindness, can you two share with me how you see that today as you interact at school?”  They both looked at me, I could tell they are getting a little burnt out of my persistence of these discussions, but they both said, “Sure, Mom.

SO, like clock work — when I picked them up — I asked!  {I’m actually annoying myself, when I really think about it!! lol}  Oh well, I asked and they shared…

My oldest said that he picked up a pencil for a classmate that was dropped on the floor. <– That was a simple, kind gesture that he did for someone.

My youngest son pulled a note out of his pocket, it read, “Dear Zane.  I’m sorry I was wrong for calling you meen. friens?”  <– That was an intentional act of kindness that someone did for him.

…two small acts of kindness.

Why is it, that we can be so unkind?  Especially to those who are closest to us?  Why do we miss opportunities to be a blessing to others, by simply implementing or showing…

compassion. generosity. throughtfulness. goodness. tolerance. helpfulness. courtesy. gentleness. patience. understanding. grace. consideration. unselfishness.

“Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.”  1 Thessalonians 5:15

I believe it starts with me, keeping it personal…looking for ways to show kindness to others whenever possible.

Every day you should reach out and touch someone.  People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. – Maya Angelou

I pray, “Lord, may my children always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.  And Father, may I be an example for my children showing kindness and loving how you love. Amen.

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AboutTeri

Teri is a writer, speaker, and sought-after personal growth expert. She enjoys running and taking pictures. Great conversations while sipping coffee and soaking up as many sunsets as she can, make her tick. She's passionate about helping others; an encourager and a cheerleader to many. Teri lives a joy-filled life deeply devoted to her husband, her two boys, and her relationship with God.
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