"I am practicing being kind over being right." Matthew Quick - Silver Linings Playbook
What does it mean, to be a kind person? Does it mean lending a hand to somebody in need? Or donating to a worthwhile charity? Perhaps both. I suspect we all know how to define kindness. Yet, it may not always be so easy for us to enact. We're busy. Our lives take us where we have to go - to work, to the doctor, to school, to the grocery store, the DMV, the gas station, etc... We are led, often times by the arrows of life, directing us along our days, weeks, months and years. And we follow, with our chins tucked down, our feet on auto-pilot. Thanks to Kathy at I'm a Reader Not a Writer, for reminding us that today is National Random Act of Kindness Day. Lots of awesome bloggers are celebrating, too. See here:
So on this day, I hope that we will each carve out a moment to pass out a compliment, a shoulder, an ear or a smile to someone who might be well-deserving of such a thing. And I hope that it will come back to each of us when we need it most.
Feel free to share what it means to you to be kind. Maybe it was something you witnessed or it happened to you. Tell us your kindness story. And don't forget to enter our Rafflecopter (see more below) for your chance to win an e-copy of WISHLESS as well as a $5.00 B & N e -gift card. Just a little something to you guys for being so cool!