While leisurely strolling through our local bookstore, I discovered a great little book called, “The Power of Kindness” by Piero Ferrucci.
It was the kind of moment when you’re looking for one book, but another just seems to pop out at you, urging you to pick it up. Don’t you love when that happens? Well, I do. And I did (pick it up).
It’s been serving as a gentle reminder to keep my head up and not let the crabby, negative people get me down.
Ferrucci describes various facets of kindness: honesty, warmth, forgiveness, contact, sense of belonging, trust, mindfulness, empathy, humility, patience, generosity, respect, flexibility, memory, loyalty, gratitude, service and joy.
I haven’t finished it yet, but I already love it.
I think about how much more pleasant our communities could be if we all focused more on being kind. Not just to strangers in the supermarket, but to our kids, spouses, families, pets, fellow bloggers and especially to people with whom we disagree.
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