Seriously!

3 Aug

To the point, isn’t it.

The directive hangs over the entry door to a small
restaurant in the White Mountains of Arizona.
If you can’t be kind, then be somewhere else.

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to be kind.
A smile, a nod, a wave.
And the expression of kindness doesn’t
have to be reactive.  It’s not “You be kind to me
and I’ll then return the kindness.”
No, set it in the context of those ancient words:
“Do unto others….”
Especially in the mood and the events of our
present moment, kindness is needed.  So
today look for a way to express kindness to
people you encounter.  A nod of the head,
a hand wave, a smile…but…I know — I’m
going to carry a 3×5 card on which I will
write:  “Behind this mask, I’m smiling at you.”

Create kindness and you’ll feel better, too.

3 Responses to “Seriously!”

  1. gz August 3, 2020 at 6:35 am #

    Yes – a smile, a wave, an O K sign, a thumbs up, a salute, a tip of the hat all work and just maybe we also need masks with an imprinted smile.

  2. Barb Sargent August 3, 2020 at 10:43 am #

    Great words … to be kind!

  3. Carol Munk August 3, 2020 at 7:26 pm #

    Too bad we need a reminder to be KIND. But This sign says it all.

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