Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thankful Thursday - Kindness

"Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule, 'you've got to be kind.'" Kurt Vonnegut. 

Love this quote by Vonnegut because life can be incredibly tough and unfair at times. And kindness can make all the difference.  

Someone showing kindness can help heal life's hurts. Kindness can even rekindle hope.  

I remember the time when I wandered around lost, believing no one cared, a streetkid, alone - and then every now and then someone would step into my world and show me a bit of kindness by their smile or words or touch and it made my life a little bit better. It gave me hope to try, to fight, and mostly to not give up.  

Kindness  - the one rule that truly makes a difference. Goal for 2017 - live kind!

Happy Thursday, Guys!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Live kind! I like that! I think kindness and hope walk hand in hand. I remember a time when an older couple showed kindness to my husband and me. It was that act of kindness that helped us to start looking up. Happy New Year, Nikki!

Sending hugs from PEI,

Launna said...

What a great goal Nikki, I love that and I totally agree we need to be more kind... I also believe we need to be kind to ourselves. Happy New Year and thank you for always being so uplifting xox ♡♡♡

Curtains in My Tree said...

That picture of the babies in a bucket of water is adorable.
Yes on my last pilgrimage I was told to always smile at strangers, it can make their day

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Oh, yes, what a difference kindness makes.

Connie said...

I don't want to think what the world would be like without kindness. It is what we all need and what we should all try to practice.

DUTA said...

God has given anyone the ability to be kind and bestow kindness.
I think Launna's right; we should first learn to be kind to ouselves. It's like they say 'charity begins at home.' That's not egoism, but pure logic.

Lowcarb team member said...

Kindness - a most special word.
I hope the world sees more of it during 2017

Happy weekend wishes

All the best Jan

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Oh this is a great goal. I do like kind people. Yes the world needs more kindness

Lux G. said...

I love that opening quote. That's what we all really need. I really wonder why some people can't be kind.

And such cute babies!