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.
When Willie saw all the colorful flags blowing in the wind he thought, at last, they were going someplace fun and exciting like the circus with acrobats and clowns, tigers and elephants. But once again his parents disappointed him. Oh, it was a circus of sorts but not a fun one just another used car dealer’s place full of junkers.
“All have their frailties and whoever looks for a friend without imperfections will never find what he seeks.” Cyrus the Great
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There are only a couple of things about life
we know for sure, we are born and we will die.
In between anything can happen.
We will go to school and then to work…or not.
We will marry…or not. We will have children…or not.
We will be healthy…or not. We will be happy…or not.
Most likely we will experience some form
of all of the above.
Some of what happened in the past stays with us.
Sometimes that is good sometimes not.
Some of what happens today will end today
and some will affect the future.
We pretty much just get what we get and what we do with it is up to us.
Our life can be like a towering tree majestic in its beauty
or a messy tangled affair that never gets off the ground.
Life for most of us will be like a towering tree
with a tangle of weeds growing around it.
Blog Hops I am linking to today:
Two Shoes Tuesday’s prompt tangle/tower and
In Other Words’ prompt “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” Eminem
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King, Jr
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Lost in Translation/Thursday’s Special
prompt this week is
This is a picture of the rug in my living room.
It is an area rug not wall to wall.
When I bought it some people said it would be better
if I got a neutral rug with a subtle pattern
because I would get tired of this one quickly.
I loved it when I bought it and 18 years later I still love it.
I am glad I didn’t listen to the naysayers.