Remarkable Kindnesses Only YOU Can Perpetuate

In a post titled What I Will Remember About Today, Jeffrey Falk comments on the tragedy in Newtown, CT, noting that of the many remarkable events which occurred on Friday, December 14, 2012, of both a positive and negative nature, it will not be a remarkably negative event which remains etched in his mind, but rather, an almost unremarkable act of kindness, the picking up of a dropped pen.

Falk goes on to note that of the billions of human beings in this world, the vast majority of them are good and decent people, an observation I would agree with.  This is not to say that each individual does not have the capacity to succumb to evil acts, because we do, myself included, but that does not negate the fact that goodness, kindness, is more common, unremarkably so unfortunately, than evil.

Are you going to perpetuate kindness today, unremarkably, such that your kindness is remarkable?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/17 at 10:12 AM
  1. excellent thought ...

    Posted by DeAnn  on  12/17  at  12:52 PM
  2. I think in the choice between good and bad most people will choose good most of the time.

    But then you get into the thing of defining what is good and what is bad.

    Just went to the store and upon entry I held the door for a woman coming up behind me who then thanked me.

    Some would call this good but I call it nothing and some would say I was a condescending chauvinist projecting that a woman can’t open her own door.

    So I just stay home most of the time.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  12/19  at  04:54 PM
  3. Just went to the store and upon entry I held the door for a woman coming up behind me who then thanked me.

    Some would call this good but I call it nothing and some would say I was a condescending chauvinist projecting that a woman can’t open her own door.

    Don, I too hold doors open for the ladies, and will do so for men also, and consider it nothing, as in I do this simply to be courteous.  If someone desires to disparge my courtesy, so be it, it will not alter my courteous actions in the future,

    Posted by John Venlet  on  12/20  at  12:11 PM

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