It’s time to say “thank you” or “I appreciate you” or “thanks for doing a good job.” You can’t kill someone with kindness. Maybe you can kill someone when you’re not kind. Saying “please” and “thank you,” waiting your turn, lending a helping hand, or cheering someone up with a smile – these simple things might not seem like a big deal, but when someone you know (or don’t know!) is feeling down and out, these little things could make all the difference in the world.
Think about how many times you may have been hurt by someone not doing something — the telephone call (or even an email) that didn’t come when you were feeling low, the thank you note or the “thank you” that you never got, the missed lunch or dinner date — and then think about how many times you have neglected to act in similar circumstances. “Kindness is very susceptible to the sin of omission.” (http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com)
Give freely without expecting anything in return. Just do it. Ask yourself – Am I giving enough? Are my eyes open? How do I say thank you? Can I make a difference in the lives of others?
The Buddha taught lay people the virtue of making the “seven offerings that cost nothing”: . . . a compassionate eye, a smiling face, loving words, physical service, a warm heart, a seat, and lodging.
Today – Be Kind. Think of others. Thank the world. It’s good for everyone’s Natural Health.