Kindness is a incredibly underrated character trait.
I believe a little kindness can be a balm to soothe hurt feelings, a tonic to soften the angry heart, a tincture to comfort grief, and a humble offering each of us have in our power to give with generosity and abundance.
I'm learning more and more that kindness is one of the most important attitudes to foster in my life. It's not always easy, in fact sometimes it's very difficult to show kindness when I've been hurt or ignored but it's important to remember that everyone has struggles, everyone has worries, everyone has circumstances in their life which may, on any given day, cause them to lash out because they simply aren't coping.
Stop to consider what may be going on in the other person's life and acknowledge we're in no position to judge, in fact, we've probably reacted similarly when our own life has been under pressure. I know I have.
Kindness can sometimes cost us, but it can also reap the treasure of knowing we lifted a sorrowful heart, brightened a lonely day, or restored a relationship.
Yes, I do believe kindness is undervalued.
So shall we choose to scatter seeds of kindness and wait for blooms?
"Seeds of Kindness" is the fourth of six new patterns for August's issue of The Stitchery Club.
bless you heaps,