The power of kindness…opening the “shutters” on our hearts

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Perhaps, some days we might feel more “open-hearted”…
our hearts feeling…
warm, loving, loved, connected and full.

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Other days we 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,
….kindness….
whether we might be offering kindness or receiving kindness…
it can help open the shutters on everybody’s  heart

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Perhaps there is a sense of a “shuttered” heart?

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So hard to see out….
so hard to let “light” in,
“shutters” seeming to be firmly in place,
“light” just not seeming to come through

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

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a little bit of kindness,
and some more kindness,
and some more kindness,
slowly, slowly adding warmth and 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…
little by little…light coming in

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kindness…
perhaps offered…perhaps received,
perhaps both offered and received,
a simple, generous gift,
a truly precious gift….
a gift that can open the occasional shutters on everybody’s heart

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May we all offer and receive abundant kindness throughout each day…
…kindness…
opening the “shutters” on all of our hearts…
“shutters” open, as often as possible,
letting in the warmth, beauty, glow and  “light,”
the goodness, kindness and love,
…kindness…
opening the shutters on our hearts

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opening shutters...faith in goodness, kindness and love

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Participant in Nurturing Thursdays, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.  Please visit Becca’s blog for viewing her Nurturing Thursday post and for linking to other posts by Nurturing Thursday participants.

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12 Responses to The power of kindness…opening the “shutters” on our hearts

  1. suzicate says:

    Kindness does wonders for the heart and soul!

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  3. pman777 says:

    I really like the kindness thought and the images are especially instructive and beautiful!

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  5. I often think that the one thing we can do for ourselves and others is simple be kind. Kindness can fill in gaps when there are lots of reasons we don’t feel “in synch” with someone else, or understand their motives or approve of their actions. We can at least be kind! I love your “visuals” for keeping an open heart. It is really complete! 🙂

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  7. sufilight says:

    I shared a quote in Facebook “Kindness is not an act, it is a lifestyle.” I can relate, kindness as a way of life is a blessing to ourselves and the world around us. Beautiful visuals by the way. And nice to see your hubby commenting. Phil and I celebrate 10 blessed years this coming August. 🙂

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  8. sufilight says:

    meant to write “nice to see your hubby commenting.”

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