Today I am truly grateful….for the kindness of others

After I got home from work today, I had some quiet time and was thinking about all the kindness I’ve received in my life….really, it’s quite remarkable how much kindness is offered amongst people.

I went on thinking about my day…..just today….and was thinking of all the many little kindnesses that were offered to me… little smiles, hello’s, conversations, help with little tasks, moments of listening, nods of heads, kind words.

I tend to not have such a great memory…but I could remember the face of each person during my day… one….after another…. after another…who offered small gestures of kindness, all throughout my day ….and I am truly grateful to  each and every person who was so kind and generous….each and every one.

Usually, I try to stay focused on living with offering generosity to others, in whatever ways I can… I may not have been noticing how much others are offering to me….and to each and every person in my life, from the very bottom of my heart….I thank you…

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today…
and every day….
I am truly grateful
for the kindness of others…

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27 Responses to Today I am truly grateful….for the kindness of others

  1. sufilight says:

    Kathy, I also have a good memory when it comes to the kindness of others, perhaps, it’s the heart helping us to remember, or rather the heart remembering. This was very nice to read!

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  2. tc510 says:

    lovely, absolutely lovely

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  3. A note to others…several other posts on other people’s blogs this afternoon resonated with thankfulness too….Joss, “A Voice of her Own” (She Who Walks in Beauty) http://crowingcrone.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/a-voice-of-her-own/ and Brittany “The Art of Friendship” (The Shyness Project) http://theshynessproject.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/the-art-of-friendship/

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  4. leah77 says:

    You, my dear, give so much to all of us. I may not be around much, but I see you and your love, so it’s not surprising to me that you receive great love and kindness.

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  5. nrhatch says:

    When we are kind to others . . . they often reciprocate in the nicest ways. 😀

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  6. zendictive says:

    kindness opens shut doors (~_~)

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  7. cuhome says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! So easy to miss those kindnesses offered to us. Thanks! This is an inspiration to me, and it will linger in my thoughts for a long while.

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    • Isn’t it interesting that it seems to be so easy to miss noticing kindness offered to us by others???….so much kindness that we might miss noticing….I’m happy that it opens your mind to noticing it….mine too..

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  8. barb19 says:

    What we give out, we receive back a hundredfold. Our hearts are opened by the kindnesses of others.
    Beautiful post!

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  9. granbee says:

    So VERY grateful for the kindness of others, I am–especially after catching up with some of the feedback (very supportive) on my own blog and my Facebook timeline and all the tweets thanking me for RTing their tweets–and having some local people smile and wave at me, even though they were obviously in a hurry! Gratitude is such a FREEING emotion, isn’t it?

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    • Isn’t it remarkable that kind and supportive feedback, smiles and a wave can be so important to ourselves and others…I think that the kindness of others sometimes gives the nourishment each one of us needs to go back out and contribute.

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  10. veehcirra says:

    It’s so humbling when some one does a random act to kindness to us. Shows that there is a lot of love out there even if we not always know at times…

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  11. eof737 says:

    I am grateful too… 🙂

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  12. cuhome says:

    What a great post and reminder for me to remember to take note and appreciate all those kindnesses that do come our way–everyday!

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    • Not only the obvious kindness…which are so precious, and so easy to miss or not notice…but, also…every bite of food that we put into our mouths, every piece of clothing, every chair, table, bed…everything…the car, the street, the guard rails…everything….all thanks to the efforts or kindness of others…really really amazing!

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