“You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
While I am deeply grateful for my life, I was having some rough days. Yesterday, as I headed back out into the torrential rainstorm for the long drive back home through some local flooding, an acquaintance and I exchanged hellos when we passed each other in the hallway.
As I started to duck my head to rush to my car, he called out to compliment me on the class I taught last week. Saying enthusiastically that I had done a wonderful job teaching a beautiful class.
The simple kindness brought tears to my eyes and lodged a lump in my throat. Choking back tears, I could barely get a “thank you” out.
Then my amazing daughter baked some yummy and HAPPY cookies from the new cookbook she purchased by Joy The Baker, “Homemade Decadence,” that I got to savor with a cup of hot tea. Scrumptious cookies were lifted to the level of unforgettable by that priceless ingredient: kindness.
It makes me cry now just to think about how enormously potent those “little” kindnesses are. Sometimes we forget how crucial they are, sometimes we believe we are “too busy.”
Yet what could be more important, and often nearly effortless, than the “little” words and gestures that make the sun shine in someone’s heart? Here’s hoping your path is generously sprinkled with a rainbow of kindness.
Every single person has at least one secret
that would break your heart.
~ Frank Warren
(thank you for the quotes, Angie)