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 – Faithfulness

My reflection today is the Virtue / Character of Faithfulness. Faithfulness is about loyalty and trustworthiness to people in our lives and our beliefs. With people, both in personal relationships and professional life we would not abandon them when situations got tough. When others test our ideas, when we are challenged to take the high…

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Gifts of Character – Gentleness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Gentleness. Gentleness is an attitude that comes from a desire not to cause harm or to hurt anyone or anything. We draw this virtue out from ourselves by purposefully taking time for activities that promote a soft touch or a kind voice. When we are…

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Gifts of Character – Consideration

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Consideration. Consideration is about seeing the needs of others, especially in small daily acts of kindness. We add to the happiness of those closest to us when we are aware of their needs, remember their preferences and then do things that are meaningful to them.…

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