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.
Kindness and good manners should be mandatory. The alternatives lead quickly to dead ends and darkness.
Michael, I truly believe if humans can set aside their arrogance for power and control, we can begin to listen to each other. And maybe, just maybe, we can survive. Thank you for your kindness and friendship.
That hits the nail on the head,,,,
Ron, as you and I will agree, the simplest things in life seem to be the hardest to comprehend.
Shared from a friend …
There comes a time when what we do is no longer a sense of entitlement, but rather an act of stupidity and selfishness. Standing in a crowd, brave enough to do against the grain, is what we do as human beings doing the right thing. I recall Spike Lee’s movie “Do The Right Thing” and somewhere between the beginning and the end of the movie…his message still resonates.
Terrie and Eliseo, to add to my previous comment, we are bound with times of uncertainty, stealing our sleep and laughter. There is a amount of tiredness that makes me weary the more I stare at the clock. I grab the calendar and slowly turn its page. The sigh of relief that 2020 is coming to an end, gives me a hope there is a new life coming. I won’t forget this year. But I hope, as many unpleasant memories, these past months become a distant fog.
Cheryl, I love your idea of consciously looking towards a kinder new year.
Calvin, as we look to the new year, I believe the basic human need of kindness must be a priority.