Time to Be Kind

As Halloween decorations get whisked off front lawns, we enter the season of gratitude. Numerous studies have shown that being thankful can contribute to longevity. Gratitude also fosters kindness, something the world can use more of today.

As we bustle about, stressed about the economy and our futures, let us remember all that we have in the here and now. It is most certainly easier to look at what we do not have; after all, human beings are designed to reach beyond their limits. While stretching our hands to the sky, may we remember also to ‘reach back’ and offer a helping hand to those who need it.

Practice  a random act of kindness today. Then let me know how it was for you. Chances are the gift of your time will garner more goodness than you ever thought imaginable.

After all, time, like kindness, is one of those things you can share and still keep in the very same moment.


  1. Olivia

    November 4, 2009 at 4:34 am

    I love the idea of viewing this time as a season of gratitude.

    Today I practiced kindness by being generous in thought and word to whomever I spoke to. Interestingly, it was most difficult to do this with my husband, when the act of kindness was of course not random.

    Peace and blessings,


  2. powerofslow

    November 4, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you for your input, Olivia. Oftentimes we cannot see the forest for the trees. Gratitude is a great way to get into a positive head space. Glad to see you spent your day with kindness in your heart!

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