Kindness is such a beautiful expression of love.
A kind word. A kind action. Kindness negates self-centeredness because we’re considering someone else’s needs before our own.
Sometimes it’s easier to be kind to a stranger than it is to be kind to a family member or friend. We let someone go ahead of us in the grocery line. Or we buy coffee for the driver behind us in the Starbucks or Dutch Brothers line.
But those closest to us? There are times we need to slow down long enough to remember that yes, we love them too — and that love is kindness. (1 Corinthians 13:4)
It’s not about waiting for someone to be kind to us … it’s about stepping out … speaking up … being kind today as an expression of our love to those around us.
In Others’ Words: When has someone’s kindness lifted your spirits? Who can you be kind to today?
I apologize for this blog post being late. My website was down — when I went to post the blog, I was met with a “FORBIDDEN” message. But my web guru got things up and running again!
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