Mother Teresa spoke these beautiful words which each of us should consider living by: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
Years ago, I made my living in sales. I was good at it -the reason I was decent, was not because of my brilliant sales technique -it was because I smiled, a smile which always found its way to my eyes.
When we are genuine -our eyes tell the truth of our minds. You can’t hide your true feelings, when those feelings are false. For the moment, I stood in front of these people; they felt my genuineness. When you care -they are willing to try.
Kindness is a practice rarely spoken of today. We rush through our lives, believing tomorrow is just another day to have the perfect job, the perfect pay check, the perfect boyfriend/girlfriend, the perfect child, and the perfect body.
In reality, those “perfects” steal our lives, until we wake up and discover -they were never important. We thought they were -why did I rush through the significant things? Why did I waist precious moments of kindness, toward my spouse, my parent, my child, my sibling, my friend, the stranger?
As you read this, know that if we ever are to meet -I want to share that moment with you -and fill it with kindness. My heart, I think…to yours.