Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is about giving attention to not just the needs of another person but also looking for ways that will be helpful to them. We find simple ways to show friendliness, coming from the compassion we have for the welfare of others. We are careful to do the same for ourselves, so we have the strength and ability to serve others.

Today as I consider kindness I am mindful to look for what others may need to encourage and help them feel happiness. I will be aware also of the ways and times that others show me kindness, responding to them with expressions of gratitude. I am willing to sacrifice my convenience to do what is right for another person while keeping boundaries that keep me safe. Kindness awakens my heart to thoughtfulness.