Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is about empathy, compassion, and actions. Being kind is giving our attention just to bring happiness to others. Our kindness extends from being kind to ourselves to other people, animals, and the earth. We demonstrate our kindness with words and deeds, small and large.

Today as I reflect on kindness I will practice being less critical and negative towards myself. I have seen there is more room for compassion, forgiveness, and kindness of others when I am kinder to myself. I will give gentle attention in simple ways starting with smiling, even to strangers. I am looking for the means to bring a smile and friendliness to those I share this part of the earth.