Human kindness......I have thought about it much this week. One of my cousins passed away......and my first thought about him, was his kindness. Donald, my cousin, and his siblings and their parents were some of the kindest people I have ever known. Uncle George and Aunt Ophelia were the type of people who would give you the shirt off their backs if they thought you needed it.......their kids are the same.
I think kindness is a wonderful way to be remembered. I would like to think that when my time comes, kindness might be the first word that is thought about me. What an honor to be remembered for your kindness.
I told Donald's wife tonight, that he was one of the kindest people I had ever known......she smiled, and told me how much he had loved my family. We all grew up in similar circumstances, not much money, but lots of love.....and kindness.
If I could give my nieces and nephews one piece of life advice tonight, I would tell them
to be kind.......even to those who don't seem to deserve much kindness. Sometimes if you listen to the news babble, it might seem there is no human kindness on the planet. I know that is not true. I believe we all have kindness within us.......maybe for some it is buried deep in their hearts, and long forgotten. It might be as small as a mustard seed, but it's still there, waiting for someone to nurture and help it grow.
Human kindness........it is something to be proud of, to nurture and to teach to our children.