Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thankful Thursday - Promise to Myself

"I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people." Lena Horne.

Some people have stepped into my life for a period of time who weren't what I thought them to be. They left my heart empty and reeling. But they are so few in number that the promise I made to myself a long time ago stands...the promise to be kind, to never use or abuse anyone for my own purpose....the promise to go the extra mile and be to others what I like them to be to me.

I've had good models....people who showed me the power in being kind...power that changes people from the inside out because it throws light in their world and also in mine. Their kindness is what motivates me to pay it forward wherever and whenever I can. 

And I learned that the kindness I give out, always comes back in big ways and in small. The other day I was in the grocery store when a woman came up to me and stood staring at me.  
What I asked. 
She didn't say a word. Just held up a set of keys. 
I looked at them, then at her. 
Oh my gosh, my daughter's car keys. That woman saw me drop them in the parking lot, ran to retrieve them and then searched the store for me. Kindness. Going the extra mile. 

I turned around to a woman putting some green grapes into her cart. Hey try one of these. I held up the purple ones. She plucked one off and a smile lit up her face. Much sweeter. I'm definitely getting these. Kindness. It's looking out for others. 

A cop pulled me over early one morning. I was prepared to pay a ticket for something or other I had done. She asked me if I was alright. The sun is very bright, makes it hard to see, she said. I wanted to make sure you're okay. And I wanted to tell you to have a great day.
That's it?  

Came home feeling on top of the world. Kindness. It does that to you...makes you feel like life's worth living.'s like a boomerang. You throw it out and it'll always come back to you. 
Happy Thursday, Guys.


Surprised By Joy! said...

Thanks for the reminder

Launna said...

Awe Nikki, this made me tear up... especially thinking about letting those people go that were not what I thought... that only hurt me. I need to do that quicker than I do and not blame myself because I always try to be better... xox Awesome reminder xox

Denise said...

this blessed me, thanks.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Yes, I agree. You never lose by being kind.

Crystal Mary said...

I feels good to be kind. xxx

Joy said...

Hi Nikki! It's been such a long while since I last read your postings! I am starting regular updates on my devotion notes in my blog. I hope it will be a blessing for you! It's so true that whatever you give comes back to you. You sow kindness; you reap kindness. It's amazing!

Daisy said...

Kindness is an amazing force, isn't it. Lovely post, Nikki. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

A lovely post and so right ...
''s like a boomerang. You throw it out and it'll always come back to you.'

I do hope you have a lovely weekend and all good wishes for the new month of November - the year is certainly flying by.

All the best Jan

Sharon said...

Kindness is one of those things that multiplies. If we pass it on when we receive it, the blessings abound. And the giver and the receiver are touched by its power.


Lux G. said...

Kindness goes a long long way. Like a boomerang too it comes back to us. :)