Friday, March 23, 2012

FRIDAY'S PONDERING'S~~~ON KINDNESS...................................



Here is my quote for today......"Constant kindness can accomplish much.  As the sun makes ice melt...kindness causes misunderstandings and hostility to evaporate."
Albert Schweitzer

This is what one of my very dearest friends had to say on the matter.....
"People don't respect....kind."

How do you feel about this....I'm not sure how I feel about it.

Hugs,

Jo
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9 comments:

  1. How funny that you posted this today, Jo. I have told my kids and husband that I hope that I will be remembered for being kind if for nothing else. I think kindness may not always be rewarded but it is the right thing to do. xo Diana

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  2. I try to be kind to everyone I meet. I've found that a smile and a good morning go a long way.
    Mary

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  3. Kindness may or may not be recognized by another but ALWAYS recognized by God. Diana is right...It is the right thing to do.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  4. that is an interesting thing your friend said.
    without understanding what her take is on this
    I'd say for myself...I'd rather then be Kind then respected.

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  5. Being Kind has always been my motto ~ I think I'll be sticking to that~ I Kindly Thank You for a Lovely Post
    xox
    Cheryl

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  6. Being kind is the right thing to do...there are just some people who will never "melt", appreciate or respect you no matter how kind you are to them...then it is time to move on because somewhere out there is someone who needs that kindness....and will grow under that sunshine... Just my thoughts on it...:)

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  7. I always think if we are going to err, err on the side of kindness. I think it is fundamentally necessary for our own joy. What we give to others, we give to ourselves as well. It just feels good to be kind to others.

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  8. High school students don't seem to respect kind, that's for sure. When my daughter was in high school, it seemed that kids who tried to be polite and kind were targets for teasing and bullying. So sad. I insisted on it anyway. As my daughter wailed one day, Why do you have such high expectations for me? I thought how sad that expecting someone to be a decent human being is seen as a high expectation.

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  9. I believe that people will always respect "kind" and react to kind with kind, unless the initial kind has an intention of a subliminal, attached condition.

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