Kindness

Kindness

My apology to those who have come here expecting to find a poem.
This is not one of those.
This is just something that I needed to say…
For me!
Perhaps some of you may find the poetry within my thoughts.

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If I could just picture the person standing in front of me
As if they were…
Well…
Me…
Wouldn’t I want to show kindness toward him?

If I could just imagine the person behind me
Standing next to me
Across the room from me
As if they were…
Well…
Me…
Would I not truly want to be kind to her?

We’ve all pondered the purpose of life.
I can’t imagine a single soul on this earth that has not wondered.
In one of Neale Donald Walsch’s books of “Conversations with God” he states…

“The purpose of life is to create your Self anew, in the next grandest version
Of the greatest vision ever you held about Who You Are.”

Yes… I know… I had to read it over and over again too,
Just to make sure I understood the true meaning of the words.

Now… whether you believe in God…
Or not…
Whether you believe that Mr. Walsch actually had conversations
Directly with God…
Or not…
Whether you think Mr. Walsch is completely full of shit…
Or not…
Even if your religious beliefs prevent you from even imagining such a thing…
Or not…
I can’t help but think… that if we could just allow that thought
To cross our minds…
On occasion…
When we get upset –
When we get angry with another –
When the line we have to stand in is far too long –
When another driver cuts us off on the expressway –
When we know someone is lying to us straight faced –
When political matters are not going in our direction –
When we’re sitting at the table having dinner

With those we care so much about…
When we’re sitting in church a bit bored with the preaching
Longing for a stimulating conversation
With that soft ‘inner voice’…
If we could just run that phrase through our minds in one brief moment…
Wouldn’t we be offering ourselves the perfect opportunity
To become a better person?
Would that not help to improve
Our understanding
Our humanity
Our compassion toward others?
Wouldn’t we be welcoming the opportunity for peace to thrive
In our lives
In our family
In our community
In our world?

If in this very moment, every one of us attempted to be the
“…grandest version of the greatest vision” we ever held about who we are…
Would that not help us all to realize what being human is all about?
To recognize the oneness of us all…

I would never say that living that version of one’s self is something easy…
It is not…
I struggle with it daily… sometimes minute by minute.
Far too many times I have thought of those words…
That grandest version of myself…
Just after I have done or said something that I wish I had not…
But that’s when I realize that I have yet to truly become
That greatest vision of who I am…
But I will continue to reach for that vision…
It isn’t easy…
But sharing kindness with another…
Well…
Is easy…
And that most certainly should be a part of everyone’s
Greatest vision of
Who we are…

Who do you want to be?

Share your kindness…
Share that kindness with someone you don’t even know…
It could change the world.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to post what I needed to say…
For me!

Have a most beautiful day!

Michael33

11 thoughts on “Kindness

    • Thank you Eric. Sometimes one just has to say what’s on their mind and it never seems to hurt when it is shared with another. I don’t know about stepping up to the pulpit… that I could only do if there were no more than one or two in the congregation… that’s why I love wordpress.

      Thank you so much for dropping by and taking the time to share your thoughts with me. You have brightened my day.

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  1. Thank you for posting that!! That exact thing has been heavy on my mind, more than usual, lately. I hope you don’t mind that I’m sharing this on FB. Oh, and just so you know… You are the kindest person I know!!
    I love you!

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    • Wow… anonymous… thank you so much… and if I am the kindest person you know… maybe you need to get out a little more and meet more people. (smiling)… I think it is really good that you have had this on your mind lately… It is a very good thing to think about. I don’t mind you sharing this on FB at all and if fact, I am honored that you did so. Thank you.
      Oh… and I love you too.

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