“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop
If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,
let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it,
— William Penn
“Kindness is the fuel that helps us truly ‘walk our talk’ of love, a quality so easy to speak about or extol but often so hard to make real. It helps us to genuinely care for one another and for ourselves as well.
Kindness is the foundation of unselfconscious generosity, natural inclusivity, and an unfeigned integrity. When we are devoted to the development of kindness, it becomes our ready response, so that reacting from compassion, from caring, is not a question of giving ourselves a lecture: ‘I don’t really feel like it, but I’d better be helpful, or what would people think.’
When we are devoted to the development of kindness, we are no longer forcing ourselves into a mold we think we have to occupy; rather, it becomes a movement of the heart so deep and subtle that it is like a movement of the sea close to the ocean floor, all but hidden, yet affecting absolutely everything that happens above. That’s the force of kindness.”
“Be the living expression of God’s kindness — kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.”