A short time ago I made a committment to give kindness and patience to the world. To meet differences and hostility with an effort to understand, and with compassion. Though this committment has recently seen it's trials, I remain steadfast in my endeavor. The world has seen too much pain for me to exacerbate its wounds with my limited understanding. I must always remember, that I'm leaving this world to my children. Children who I want to show kindness when faced with attack. I read a story recently about a hospital van that dropped a paraplegic homeless man on Skid Row, with no wheelchair and a malfunctioning colostomy bag. He was found dragging himself on the sidewalk with his hands clutching a hospital personal effects bag in his teeth. How we have come to have so little regard for others is terrifying. Count me out of this downward spiral toward barbarism. I have made the decision to show kindness, and there's nothing anyone can do to change that.

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Conor said...

This is a very nice post. I feel as though I have a lot of negative karma right now and I'm totally with you in trying to only be a kind and positive person from here on out.

fat little pug said...

I posted this on my blog ages ago, and I think about it from time to time. I think it goes along with what you're feeling in this post. You liked it then, I'm sure you'll like it now...

~*~One evening an old wise Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all --- One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. --- The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which Wolf wins?"

The wise old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."~*~

Love and light,

Conor said...

I'm sending good thoughts your way, sweetheart. Thoughts of happy babies and good naps.

Melliferous Pants said...

I couldn't agree with you more.

Have you read anything by Sharon Salzberg? Giving kindness and patience to the world reminds me of her writing.

sweetviolet said...

i haven't. but i'm off to look her up right now. thanks!


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