What is kindness?


By David Joel Miller.

Do you know kindness when you see it?

Kindness

Kindness
Photo courtesy of Flickr (kissyface)

Encarta says Kindness is:

An act that shows consideration and caring

The practice of being or the tendency to be sympathetic and compassionate

The Century Dictionary, 1889 has a lot more definitions:

Good will, Benevolence

Tender feeling, affection, love

Fitness, agreeableness

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”  ― Plato

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”  ― Dalai Lama XIV

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”  ― Henry James

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”  ― Mark Twain

Have you been kind today?

 

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