Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness begins with concern for the needs of others. Kindness is about responding to what we see with tenderness, for people, animals, the environment and with ourselves. When purposefully thoughtful and helpful, our heart awakens to the love we have within ourselves.

Today I am thinking about how to bring more kindness into the world on purpose. I am looking for opportunities to be helpful, especially with my family. I will take my time when responding, so I can see how the virtue of kindness might be practiced, in action or words. My practice of kindness will come from a place of strength, integrity, and loyalty. I will express my appreciation for the kindness others bring to me.