Each time…

Today is World Kindness Day.

No act of kindness is too small.  It all counts.

Each time we gaze INTO another’s eyes;

Each time we smile at another person;

Each time we give a sincere compliment about ANYthing—a brilliant word choice, a lovely pin, a terrific parking job, an awesome idea;

Each time, we listen with our full attention, NOT preparing our response, NOT letting our mind drift away;

Each time we say, “Thank you;”

Each time we smile before we begin speaking;

Each time we refrain from rolling our eyes;

Each time we withhold our judgmental comment;

Each time we resist the temptation to repeat something negative ABOUT someone else;

Each time we slow down;

Each time we give our grouchy voice and face the day off;

Each time we bring a message of hope, caring, beauty;

Each time we do ONE of these things (and a host of others), we start a ripple, a wave of kindness that continues to roll outward and onward WAY beyond our little life

to shores far away,

to places and people we’ve never met,  may never meet.

You can do this.

We can do this.