22 May 2011

The Gift of Kindness




Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.



Today, in small separate acts of kindness, two of our neighbors came to our door with sweet gifts. Some beautiful white iris and delicious red wine. One to nourish the body, both to nourish the spirit. Kindness gives pleasure and connects us gracefully one to another. I'm grateful for these friends, their gifts and this reminder. 



17 comments:

  1. Random Acts of Kindness! I love that you appreciate such gifts. ...and the value of having been Thought Of.
    More and more I think that it is the small daily interpersonal kindnesses that make life good.

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  2. I did get those pictures of my parents in Italy out and had quite a good time with them thanks to your Venice post.

    Kindness, many times unseen & unglamorous, is one of the best things~whether on the receiving or giving end~of being alive.~Mary

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  3. June, I agree with you. It makes life good.
    Mary, Oh, you must be enjoying those photos. Have you been to Italy? I like your words about kindness. Thanks.

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  4. Absolutely! Without kindness, life would be unbearable.

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  5. Kindness shown, especially when not expected, has a way of making our day.

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  6. Sally, Yes, especially when it's unexpected.

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  7. Nice to have such neighbors.

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  8. Lou, É vero.
    CG, I think so too. Bless them.

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  9. Wonderful. It really is the simple gifts that mean so much. Having friends to give them is a true blessing.

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  10. What wonderful gifts from your neighbors for your beautiful kitchen, Mary. It is a good reminder that thoughtfulness like this is simple to do and always so appreciated.

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  11. Nancy, Friends are blessings for sure.
    Pat, Yes, kindness is simple yet feels so good to receive.

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  12. What thoughtful friends! Beautiful flowers!

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  13. Lisa, The flowers are from my neighbor's father's garden.

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  14. Lovely. And true civility, something that seems to be waning.

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  15. Patti, I'm coming to appreciate it in a whole new context. It's still as sweet.

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