Kindness

Others are many more than me
I am only one, you see!
Yet I constantly just think of ‘me’,
heedless of others needs.

Such a selfish attitude can only cause trouble.
With others I should be kinder, more humble.
Focus on self is the cause of all dis ease!
Care and kindness for others puts us at ease.

Doing a good deed gives a warm glow,
self-concern only brings woe!
Let all insecurities and hassles go,
benefit others and loving kindness will flow!

Notice how when we help another
our ills and worries are forgotten
But if dwelt upon
they consume all?

How long since you really thought of others?
Too busy with self only brings bothers.
What could you do to show others you care?
Do a random act of kindness, if you dare?

Mothers are our prime example,
as loving care for their child is ample.
Try to treat others as your only child
or closest dear friend.

Take a moment to think of those worse off,
always be grateful for what you have got!
We have a choice to worry and wallow
or help another and satisfaction will follow!

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Pelican awaiting the Fisherman’s Kindness

31 comments

  1. This is a “wake up call” to others. Interestingly, sharing kindness with others returns the favor many times over. I hope in time kindness becomes a natural instinctive response rather than only a purposeful act.

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    • I think 99% of people have a really good heart and as children kindness seems a natural instinct but we unintentionally hurt each other and the barriers come up. As we regain the joy of giving and sharing we come to understand that being kind is quite selfish, for the kinder we are the more joy we experience!

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  2. I love this. I recently read a book called In This Moment. And its underlying theme throughout was what can you do in this moment to better your heart. I guess it is kind of taking deep breath. Your words are words I hope I walk, and live everyday. And not only is it good for my soul, it is better for those surrounding me.

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  3. Wonderful thoughts to greet a new week and to help us be present in the moment open to others in the world around us actively seeking spread kindness and opportunities to be thoughtful of others. 😊❤️

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  4. OH, this is wonderful, Kate!!! 🙂 Kindness, gratitude and selflessness are contagious! 🙂 Thank you spreading those around in your words, poems, and love! 🙂
    That looks like a pelican with patience!
    HUGS and Happy New Week!!! 🙂

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  5. Iove how you compare motherhood to kindness (i am a mom, so you know…lol)..it truely is an example of undying kindness. We never run out of kind words, kind thoughts, kind deeds (my list could go a long way) to our children…and YES (in bold letters) if we can only treat every one else as our children then maybe just maybe the world will be a better place..

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    • indeed, for a loving mother [not everyone has one] it is the ultimate sacrifice relationship, you would do anything for your kids … if we radiate that out what a wonderful world it would be!

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