Ever meet one of those people who just looks kind? Bea’s friend at work, we’ll call her Kate, is one of those people. Bea’s willing to bet that Kate doesn’t have a mean bone in her body.
In this day and age of loud cell phone talkers, road meanness, booming car radios in the middle of the night, and a simple lack of common civility, a person like Kate is simply refreshing.
This trait is an important one in Kate’s job, which involves dealing with the public and collecting money from them in the form of fees, taxes, and water bills (Oh jeez, if she reads this post, she’s bound to recognize herself). And Bea has listened to her at the counter, talking to this “public,” and has never once heard an unkind word, or even an impatient tone of voice. Amazing, isn’t it?
Now, Bea doesn’t see Kate outside of work – so she may go home and yell at the cat, for all Bea knows. But somehow, that doesn’t seem likely.
Kudos to you, Kate.
Leo asserts that “kindness can guide every interaction you have with others, can guide your life’s work, can give meaning to your life, can even guide your eating, parenting, marriage, and more.”
Can you imagine one simple act having that kind of impact on your life?
What do you think? Do we all need to be a little kinder these days?
Quotes for the Day:
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. (Mark Twain)
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. (Seneca)
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)