Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is a genuine concern for how others are feeling and doing. We listen carefully to their words, perceiving the needs they may have that they are not speaking. Kindness combines so many of the virtues, caring, compassion, friendliness, helpfulness, love, tact, into the…

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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…

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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…

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Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is about being available to help others with genuine concern. Even when others come to us in anger, we resist the temptation to return the violence. With kindness, we consider what fear might be fueling the anger or what sort of suffering they…

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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…

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Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is about the demonstration of caring. It is giving compassionate attention to the welfare of others.  We can show kindness to animals and the earth, by noticing what the need is and then filling that need. The practice of kindness begins with small…

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Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is about being aware of the needs of others – including people, animals, even the earth. We recognize that everything in the world is connected. Any unkind act to any part of the world has an affect on all of us. Selfishness is…

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Gifts of Character – Grace

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Grace. Grace is about our connection and trust that the Universe will help us get through even the most difficult times. It is with this belief that we are most willing to treat others with dignity, forgiving when necessary. Grace is our inspiration to give…

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Gifts of Character – Charity

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Charity. The virtue of charity is different than the act of giving to a charity. When we are charitable, we view others with a generous spirit, willing to give them the benefit of the doubt without judgment. Our caring shows through by how we respond…

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Gifts of Character – Tact

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Tact. Tact is about what we say, how we say it and awareness of the depth of power in the words we choose. Our words last a lifetime when spoken to a child and changes beliefs as they grow into adulthood. When we use tact,…

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