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Kindness Without Expectation, reflection…

Kindness Challenge, week 6
Kindness Without Expectation


There are times I extend kindness without expecting anything in return.  If I open a door or hold the elevator for someone, let the UPS or Fedex driver or mail carrier in the building so they don’t have wait to be let in I just do it because I am there and it’s something I can do. If I am pleasant to people who are being rude it’s because I don’t know what is going on in that person’s life and I know that sometimes it’s just a bad day, I have those days, too.  The kindness given is really done without thought or expectation.

There are kindnesses that I extend that though I would not be hurt or angry if I didn’t get a thank you I would be surprised.  Truthfully, I can’t think of a time that I have done something for someone, taking a meal to them, helping with a chore, listening when they need to be heard, assisting them with something they can’t do themselves, that I didn’t get a thank you and a smile in return.

I have so many people in my life that give so much to me and make my life so full of happiness and joy. I have found that the best way to share those gifts is to give to others. It’s a wonderful endless circle of kindness without expectation.

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11 thoughts on “Kindness Without Expectation, reflection…

  1. This is so beautiful, Patricia. Thank you for putting it all into words so we can ponder it as we commit ourselves to kindness as well!

    1. Thanks, Debbie. I have been liking your posts but they do hurt a little bit. I hope all is well with you and your family.

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