Kindness can open a “shuttered” heart

Some days, we might feel more “open-hearted”
connected, expansive, welcomed and full.

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Other days it might feel a bit like there are “shutters” over our hearts…
maybe a bit closed, cut off, removed…
possibly a bit worried, concerned or sad

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but…
through the years,
I’ve notice something…

 I’ve noticed…
kindness can help to open the shutters on a heart

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Perhaps there is a shuttered heart?

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So hard to see out….
so hard to let in
shutters seeming to be firmly in place
light just not coming through

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but then, some kindness is offered
some kindness is received…

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a little bit of kindness
and some more kindness
and some more kindness
slowly, slowly adding strength,
helping to open those shutters
light seeping in

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little…by little…by little…

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opening those shutters…
shrinking their size…
light coming in

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kindness…
opening the shutters on a heart

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25 Responses to Kindness can open a “shuttered” heart

  1. Peter says:

    Kathy/PP is back! Beautiful thoughts and beautiful post.

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  2. thank you Peter…(Peter is Kathy’s husband)…

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  3. sufilight says:

    Kathy, Being human we all experience times when the shutters of the heart close down because we are in the midst of a struggle. Kindness is a light that just shines through those closed shutters and opens them. Your images are amazing!

    And hi Peter! Your wife is a wonderful teacher of love and kindness. 🙂

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  4. excellent. love this. Kindness truly is a miracle worker. That word, kindness, has been coming up in conversations all around me today. Something is afoot!

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  5. What an en-light-ening metaphor!! As the recipient of random acts of kindness on days when I felt all shuttered up, I totally resonate with your beautiful point–the warmth of loved ones and strangers has so much power to bring light to the shadowed rooms of the heart. Lovely post!!

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    • thank you….I guess we can all relate to the idea of a sense of shutters over our hearts…or the hearts of others…and the goodness of those people who offer kindness to help bring the light back in…a lovely gift indeed.

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  6. Kate Kresse says:

    wonderful! Reminds me of a song that starts out “open the eyes of my heart Lord, open the eyes of my heart, I want to see you, I want to see you”

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  7. Robin says:

    It’s amazing what a little kindness can do. 🙂

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  8. nothing in this world mesmerize me more than a person with love and kindness..i long for meeting such person who has nothing to say but accepts the way we are.

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    • I agree….it is amazing to be in the presence of those who exude love and kindness. Even for very kind and loving people, however, I think it’s difficult to maintain such a high level of unconditional acceptance, but I personally consider it to be a wonderful aspiration.

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  9. Eric Winger says:

    Perhaps kindness can also keep the shutters from closing in the first place. Thanks.

    Eric

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  10. nrhatch says:

    Kindness is key . . . cheers to Peter and PP! 😀

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  11. hugmamma says:

    You’ll always be the kindness that lets the sunshine and warmth in… 🙂

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  13. leah77 says:

    Your posts always open the shutters of my heart. Sending love and light to you my friend. Love!!!

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