A Year of Being Kind blog – Monday, December 29, 2014
So Simple—Sincere Words. Being Kind.
Ever have someone say (or write) something that truly moved you? I mean, moved you so deeply? Yes. That happened to me, today.
As I woke up this morning and started my daily routine, one of the first thoughts that came to mind was, “Only a few days until the new year. Only a few more days of blogging for 2014.”
After doing several routine things, I went on the computer. Checked email, social media. Including Facebook. I checked out this blog, as I usually do, to see how many views it received overnight. And, I checked the other daily postings, on Facebook.
Lo and behold, one of my blogging friends—Joan—commented on the latest of the posts on my wall. Her comment was under A Year of Being Kind’s post: . I was quite happy and touched that Joan’s comment was there, and she and I had an exchange over the next few minutes. I thought it was a worthwhile exchange, too.
But—it didn’t stop there. No, I kept those kind, generous words close. Similar to Mary and the striking words of the shepherds and angels, once more I thought about the words of my blogging friend. Her comment, below yesterday’s post? “Lovely. I will miss a Year of Being Kind.”
Initially, I considered it to be just something nice, almost sentimental—for a friend to say. But, the words kept rolling around and around in my head. So kind! The comment touched my heart, warmly and deeply. And, that comment came to mind—repeatedly recurred. Again and again, today.
Thank you, Joan. Your words mean so much more to me than you can ever know. Talk about “being kind.” What a way to “be kind.” Or, even better, “be thoughtful” or “be sincere.”
And, I thank God that people are touched by the words I write, and by what skill or gift I may have. Thank God, indeed.
(I almost forgot! Joan’s blog is to be found at celticjlp.wordpress.com – Unorthodox & Unhinged: Tales of a Manic Christian)
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So kind. (Yes, so kind!:)) The awareness of the importance of simple human (and any other!) kindness – I hope will linger with me long because of the thoughtfulness of your
writing! I know you live in Chicago and I just outside DC, but I would love to have coffee with you someday!
So good to have a kind, encouraging friend. Thank you so much for your kind, gracious words, Joan. ((( Joan ))) I will try not to stop being kind, just because 2014 is almost over.