Thursday, April 26, 2018

The best tonic

I am hoping to be sleeping in my own bed tonight.  Hospital beds are just not that comfortable.  I have never seen so much kindness though.  Yes, some of it is certainly part of the job description, but I have seen a number of nurses, technicians, and others rise above doing just what they have to, to doing what comes from their hearts.  As I said yesterday, that is the best tonic indeed!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Tardiness can sometimes be excused.  Today I am writing words here a little later than usual because I am once again in hospital.  Please be kind and forgive me for being so late.  Since this isn't a personal blog, I won't go into why I am here, but let me say I have seen many acts of kindness!  Can there be any better medicine?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Can you make a list?

Just the other day I listed some things that we might do for each other.  These random acts of kindness are only a starting point.  The list of ideas is endless.  I have found that just by thinking about it, I have a desire to do more and more kind things.  How about you?  Can you make a list?  Think of some kind acts.  Share your ideas with us too!

Monday, April 23, 2018

The beauty of the earth

Each morning I see things I haven't noticed before.  I see trees and plants and flowers I wasn't aware of and I notice the clouds in the sky and the birds that fly past me and even the occasional rabbit that runs away as I approach.  When you live in a big city, as I used to, you might not be as aware, but I have friends who notice and rejoice in the beauty of the earth.  When you see this, you have to think about preserving it.  We need to think about keeping the beauty around for others.  We need to be kind to our planet, just as we are kind to each other.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

How would you like to be remembered?

Yesterday I watched the funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush.  So many kind words were spoken.  It has been that way since she passed last week.  How would you like to be remembered?  Wouldn't it be wonderful if, like Mrs Bush, you were remembered for being nice to others - for being a kind and giving person?  What a marvelous legacy!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

No special training

Being a kind person doesn't require any special training.  You don't have to go to kindness school.  For many people it just comes naturally, and if it doesn't, it is pretty easy to make yourself kinder each day.  Every day I try a little harder.

Friday, April 20, 2018


April 20th was my grandmother's birthday.  I'm not good with dates generally, but I could always remember hers.  She was a very kind woman and I miss her.  How wonderful when one of the greatest memories is of a person's kindness!