"All I’m saying is that kindness don’t have no boundaries.” Karen Stockett.
It's that time again - the season of love, and kindness.
December - the time when hope is promoted and people everywhere reach out to help those in their communities who are struggling or are alone.
The whole month, efforts are given to build toy mountain, fill food bank shelves, donate time and energy. Community meals are prepared, gifts are wrapped for nameless people with ages not names earmarked. People are excited. They want to give. They want to show kindness and hope and love. And something I've noticed, around this time of year, people are happier, friendlier, more loving.
And me too, I'm love jumping into the spirit, doing my part, getting involved. I love giving back because so much has been given to me. There's no shortage of hurting people in need.
The thing is though, there are many people who don't outwardly show their loneliness or sadness or pain. They carry it alone, holding it to themselves, not wanting anyone to see what's really going on in their heart.
It's easy to see the homeless, or the single mom struggling on welfare, or refugees who are starting again from scratch. But what about the people who present well, who look like they have it altogether, yet they carry inside them a sadness, a loneliness, and fears for their future. For that reason, I want to smile, and be kind to everyone I meet. Life can hurt and no one really knows what someone else is going through. Kindness don't have no boundaries!
Happy Thursday, Guys.