Lesson Learned from Mark Twain

Google tells me that today, November 30, 2011, would have been Mark Twain’s 176th birthday ~ and wouldn’t you know, his writing, like all good writing, is still relevant today. In reading about his life, I found a truly inspiring quote:

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
~ Mark Twain

Kindness reaches across all barriers. Kindness touches all walks of life. Kindness changes the world.

Kindness can be simple: a note of thanks, a card of appreciation, a hug, a smile

Kindness can be quite difficult: an act of forgiveness, a stand for what is right, an encouraging word in a dark time, a smile

And yet, Kindness impacts us all.

I ask, have you been kind today? Can you be kind today?

for ideas on simple “random acts of kindness’ you and your family could do, click here.


Photo courtesy of Missouri Division of Tourism

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