The Power of Kindness

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 3, 2016 | No Comments | In Good-Evil

Not one day in anyone’s life…is an uneventful day, no day is without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s-syndrome child. Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example. Each smallest act of kindness – even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile – reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away.

[Dean Koontz, From the Corner of His Eye (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2012), p. 561.]

Written by Peter Darcy

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