Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Kindness
By Don Iannone

Allow yourself
to commit
a random act
of kindness
today.
The results
will amaze you.

18 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

What a great thought.

dumbdodi said...

Will do!!!!

Ghost Particle said...

hemm...a good thought. surely it will make someone happy. Will do it right away...thinking if it...i actually did it jst now...collected all the fax and printed papers and walked around givin it to all the colleques.

Bernadette Schaepdryver said...

Yes, this is very true Don.

If millions of people worldwide could start doing it every day in a selfless attitude within the right context to the matter of the act, we won't recognise that world anymore when we compare it with the one of today.

So much that will have changed that we almost would start to believe that we are living an illusion, maybe even thinking that we have died and must be in Heaven instead of on our good old planet Earth.

Don Iannone said...

Good morning Andrew, Bernadette, GP, and Dumbdodi...thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the the blessing of giving.

samuru999 said...

A wonderful idea!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Margie.

Liquidplastic said...

I don't recall where I heard this before, but there is a saying that "kindness kill".

I really have enjoyed my visits this morning, Don. Give yourself a hug, you are batting a 100!

Mike said...

I think that's a great plan for the day, Don!

Borut said...

Your comment on Aurora’s Egyptian haiku caught my attention and here I am like a good ghost from Arabian nights.:)
I like your site. The spiritual side of it. A brief glance to see the reality, and off we go. My commenting capacity seems to be dwindling, but I’ll be back.:)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Amias. Here is a new expression to replace "kindness kills": "Kindness opens your door to Heaven."

Thanks Mike. Give it a try.

Thanks Borut. Visited your blog and really enjoyed your haiku.

gautami tripathy said...

it did...it does..

Don Iannone said...

Gautami...thanks. I have been enjoying your poetry by the way. Very nice!

Pat Paulk said...

Very good!! I'll try it if anybody's brave enough to come around me!!

polona said...

i did... and they have... feels good!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Pat. Feel better! Too much partying?

Thanks Polona. It does feel good.

Rachel said...

Such a simple thought--perform a random act of kindness each day--and yet if we all practiced it, we could transform the world! I started thinking, "What if we were taught as kids to perform a random act of kindness each day and to be aware of those acts which come our way? What if, instead of fighting over whether there should be prayer in schools or whether the pledge of allegiance included the phrase "under God," children were simply told to do one kind thing that day?" I wish I had been taught to do this, but, of course, it's never too late to start. Thanks for the reminder/suggestion.

Don Iannone said...

Rachel...thank you. You hit the nail on the head. Just think the difference we could have made and missed. But, it's never too late to start. Blessings.

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