Monday, April 20, 2009


For the past week I have been seeing and hearing angry people while driving, (occasionally I am one of them) on my dogwalks, and while shopping, at the movies and pretty much everywhere. Not that this is anything new but I think the reason I have been noticing this behavior more lately is to remind myself how important it is to be kind to other people.
I do try everyday to be kind as much as possible. I am definately kind to my doggies and kitties that I care for every day and that feels great but to really show kindness to another human being feels better.
Part of my profile statement and a huge part of my life is that I believe that the world can always use more kindness. It is almost becoming a lost art which is so awful to me. People seem to be too caught up with cell phones and blackberries to worry about such a silly little thing, but to me we need it more than ever in today's world.
I truly hope that you will take the time out of your day today and show kindness to someone who needs it (and then maybe tomorrow?) I went out of my way to wave a person on to go ahead of me at a 4 way stop 3 times today even when I had the right of way and I smiled when I did it. One person waved to thank me and smiled back. It was a small gesture but if we all were just a little more courteous and kind everyday, wow, wouldnt that be great?!? And it feels pretty good too!
I am planning to keep spreadng random acts of kindness everyday and hope to get more creative ideas. How about you guys? Do you have any kindness stories or any suggestions for spreading kindess to someone you know or dont know? Would LOVE to hear!
Anyway, enjoy "The Butterfly Fairy" and I hope she will inspire you! You certainly inspire me with your kind words everyday, and for that I am SO grateful!
Have a wonderful day and keep the kindness going!
Michelle :)


Tashai said...

She's sweet! I find blog comments can be a source of spreading kindness and feelings of connection with people around the world. :)

Kimberly said...

I'm so glad you shared this...people have been driving like maniacs here. Even an officer was going down the middle of the road the other night and scared the daylights out of me. I had to find the horn fast!
Good to know that someone else noticed. Guess spring is effecting people differently. Just keep is contagious!

Light and Shadow Studio said...

It is obvious that your beautiful inspiring work comes from within a very kind and optimistic person. You're right the world does need more kindness and more caring people like you. I share the same philosophy and used to challenge myself to do something kind for one person each day. After reading this I am going to start doing that again. It makes life seem more worthwhile. Your art reflects a beautiful heart! Thank you for sharing. Tammy

Michelle said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words and thoughts. I love that we can all share kindness with the world! Keep up the good work you guys!

Michelle :)