Optimism Thought of the Week
For Sunday, October 04, 2015
The Search for Human Kindness
By Glennel Hardy
As I began my Saturday morning routine walking from midtown to downtown Phoenix today, I came across many different people along the way. As always I nod my head as we pass each other, or offer a quick smile. Today I went beyond that I nodded my head, added a smile, and said “hello.”
You may ask “what is the difference between my normal routine, and adding “hello” to the equation?” The answer would be how the person receiving the “hello” would be impacted by it. It’s not only important to take the time to say it, but it’s vital to be genuine and sincere when saying it.
We have so much power in the words we use, we can either build or destroy, we can diffuse a potential situation, or we can accelerate one. We all have the ability to make things happen, we have the wisdom in saying the right things at the right time, and being there when were needed.
In our search for human kindness we must pave the way for others to follow, when human kindness fails to exist. We do not have to count on others, what we have been given the power to exercise.