Kindness Two

I received this quote from a friend this am. Whoa! I just love this quote:
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain

As you know (from my blog One on Kindness) my focus of ‘Thanksgiving 2018’ has been about Kindness. I have been so blessed being in relationships with kindness givers. I want to take the challenge my friend confronted me with this am…”30-day Kindness Challenge” encouraging me to perform one small, random act of kindness every day. She says, “random acts of kindness can lead to more creativity and joy. These acts also help us shift our focus from ourselves to those who we are showing kindness.”

I am adding my reminder and helper, Psalm 123 to be my 30 day daily prayer to help me focus on God’s mercy and how He will shower others through acts of kindness by all that join in the challenge. I sure need mercy to keep my focus on ‘acts of kindness’ when I get tired and anxious. But, I have the manuel, Philippians 4:5 “Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near. 6) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7) And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.…”

Love to hear your ♥️ Stories on act of kindness. 

8 thoughts on “Kindness Two

  1. Thanks for sharing the Mark Twain quote, Sara…that’s a great one to think on.

    As I read through some acts of kindness in the Bible, Tabitha (Dorcas) stood out to me : “this woman was full of good works and kind acts that she was doing” (Acts 9:36). Sounds like the fruit of kindness was so plentiful in her life that many were nourished by it.

    I would like to ” join in the challenge”, and appreciate the mercy scripture to help carry this out that you shared from Psalm 123.

  2. I remembered from my reading of years ago who wrote about “ordinary” topics
    – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850 – 1919:
    So many gods, so many creeds,
    So many paths that wind and wind,
    When the art of being kind
    Is all this sad world needs.
    (from The World’s Need)

    1. Phil, the creative longevity words of – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850 – 1919: gives me the ❤️Assurance, small deeds of kindness renders Big Results.
      I am pondering (based on Wilcox’s words and your Christian love/kindness to share power words) the words by the writer of Hebrews; “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” 13:8

  3. I enjoyed and appreciated reading your quote on kindness, Phil. The part about kindness being an art seemed to go right along with what Sara’s friend shared above…”random acts of kindness can lead to more creativity …”

  4. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain

    We most likely regardless of age, culture or place have a tale spun by Mark Twain lodged somewhere between mind and heart. I can’t describe to you Twain’s looks but I see him in action at the mention of his name. How could we ever forget Tom Sawyer? (1876) Huck Finn? (1885)
    In those two adventures alone we are taught kindness, how about Tom’s Aunt Polly and his friend Huck?

    An act of kindness where the deaf can hear and the blind can see, perhaps Twain found that thought in an old worn torn book that gave warning, “hearing you don’t hear, seeing you don’t see”, and he, Twain, having experienced kindness in various forms knew just how to ‘word med’ others to hear and see as he used his God given gift of words to awaken truth through his writings that power the ear and eye even today, even more than many years have passed.

    Note: “The real Tom Sawyer was a local hero, famous for rescuing 90 passengers after a shipwreck. The two remained friendly…”

  5. My story of kindness shown:
    I feel so alive as a human when I walk our families three dogs. All “terriers”. One a Westie, and he is as white as white can be. Then our two Scottie’s which belong to my son, Chris and wife, Tammy. And, they are as black as black can be. 🐾🐾🐾

    Why, you might ask, do you feel so human walking in all kind of places, strangers everywhere? My unconditional answer, first of all I love the 💕 these little creatures give to me regardless of dress, hair or Maybeline.😎 Secondly, people from all walks of life, smile 😊 at me! People that I might feel threaten by and that most likely might be unjust. 🙁 And, some might feel that way about me. Yet, the love of light that illuminates from three little guys that weigh a lot less than my half shows the world there is no race, color or age that hinders love, authentic love, from the Creator of all things. And, His love extends to all. John 3:16

    Let us walk together…1) Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children, 2) and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God. 3) But among you, as is proper among the saints, there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed.…“Ephesians 5

    1. I love your story of kindness, Sara. and the fresh understanding perspective it gives to what you wrote from Ephesians 5 “Let us walk together…”

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