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Is that a random act of “pure kindness”?

on 08/26/2012

After reviewing an interesting post about kindness from my friend T.K. I started to really think about kindness and what it means to me.  There are different types of kindness in this world.  Sometimes we are kind because we feel obligated to do so based on family or business.  Sometimes our act of kindness is expected because, well, without it, we will look like a jerk. Other times we are kind because it will get us some where in life.  We will be recognized as being the ‘nice guy’ or the ‘good person’.  So the question is “is this really kindness?”  Well the dictionary defines kindness as “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”.  So then yes based on the dictionary then that is kindness.

I think then that there are two types of kindness one from our soul and one from the ego.   I think that  “pure kindness”  is something from your soul. It is an act that is done selflessly and is given without any expectation, obligation or recognition.   I believe as people we do this time and time again but it is not always seen.  Many people donate anonymously, looking for nothing in return.  Many people volunteer and help others. We smile, or go out of or way for someone else.   Look at all we do for our families, sometimes it’s not out of any obligation or expectation but just pure kindness or love.

That is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week

Sara

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3 responses to “Is that a random act of “pure kindness”?

  1. Brent Penfield says:

    Good one !! Amen .

  2. Running from Hell with El says:

    Interesting that the definition of kindness omits the motivation for the kind act. This one has me thinking!

  3. Gloria Wales says:

    Hey sweet pea, I LOVE this. I wanted to make a comment but I don’t seem to be able to for some reason. I probably need a walk through. :(:(

    See Ya, Gloria

    Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:10:14 +0000 To: gloria618@msn.com

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