An End of Kindness

Taking a look at the year 2020, many things come to mind:

what has happened and what hasn’t happened

We rush through life.

We miss many of its greatest rewards:

to take the gentler road

to take time to talk to people,

and learn more about their lives.

It will broaden your life.

It will give you compassion:

to accept their kindness,

and be kind in return.

“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” — Theodore Isaac Rubin

To all my friends and family; let us look towards a kinder new year.

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Michael Conner
Michael Conner
3 months ago

Kindness and good manners should be mandatory. The alternatives lead quickly to dead ends and darkness.

Ron L Hackenberg
Ron L Hackenberg
3 months ago

That hits the nail on the head,,,,

Terrie & Eliseo Rosario
Terrie & Eliseo Rosario
3 months ago

Twas 7 Days

 

TWAS seven days before Christmas and all through the town. 

People wore masks that covered their frown. 

The frown had begun way back in the Spring. 

When, a global pandemic changed everything. 

They called it corona, but unlike the beer . . . 

It didn’t bring good times . . . it didn’t bring cheer. 

Airplanes were grounded, travel was banded. 

Borders were closed across air, sea, and land. 

As the world entered lockdown to flatten the curve, 

The economy halted and folks lost their nerve. 

From March to July, we rode the first wave, 

People stayed home they tried to behave. 

When summer emerged, the lockdown was lifted. 

But away from caution, many folks drifted. 

Now it’s December and cases are spiking. 

Wave two has arrived, much to our disliking. 

It’s true that this year has had sadness a plenty. 

We’ll never forget the year 2020. 

And just ‘round the corner the holiday season, 

But why be merry? Is there even one reason? 

To decorate the house and put up the tree, 

Who will see it . . . no one but me. 

But outside my window the snow gently falls. 

And I think to myself, let’s deck the halls! 

So, I gathered the ribbon, the garland, and bows. 

As I play those old carols, my happiness grows. 

Christmas is not cancelled and neither is hope. 

If we lean on each other, I know we can cope. 

Shared from a friend …

Calvin Harris
3 months ago

Cheryl, I love your idea of consciously looking towards a kinder new year.