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Carrying out acts of kindness

April 19, 2010

by Pam Fiecke

When you carry out acts of kindness, you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, “yes, this is how I ought to feel.”

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things, even if we do not get anything in return.

Volunteers polish up the rough spots in our communities by all that they do. They turn unheard of and thoughtless situations into precious treasured moments.

It is, and can be, a joy within our life to do some form or act of kindness. When we respond to this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want, and do.

In other words, it’s like saying, “Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

There are many people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.

Too often, we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring.

All of us have the potential to turn life around. It is an overwhelming thought to consider the continuous opportunities there are within our day to make our love felt.

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the starving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because, someday in your life, you will have been all of these.

A simple message: “A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle; neither does any act of kindness.”