hearts pine away in secret anguish for the want of kindness from those who
should be their comforters than for any other calamity in life.
word of kindness is a seed which, even though dropped by chance, springs up a
kind word and a pleasant tone of voice are gifts easy to give; be liberal with
them. They are worth more than money.
makes sunshine wherever it goes.
your name by kindness, love, and mercy on the hearts of the people you come in
contact with year by year, and you will never be forgotten. There is nothing
is impossible to resist continued kindness. In a moment of petulance or passion
we may manifest coldness despite the exhibition of good will on the part of a
new acquaintance; but let him persist, let him continue to prove himself really
benevolent of heart, generously and kindly disposed, and we will find our
stubborn nature giving way, even unconsciously to ourselves.
this be the result of kindness among comparative strangers, how much more
certain will be the delightful result at home within the charmed circle of
friends and relatives. Home courtesies, home enjoyments, home affections, can
not be too carefully or steadily cultivated. Cultivate the home virtues, the
household beauties of existence. Endeavor to make the little circle of domestic
life a cheerful, an intelligent, a kindly, and a happy one. Our friends we must
prize and appreciate while we are with them. It is a shame not to know how much
we love our friends and how good they are till they die.
must seize with joy all our opportunities; our duties we must perform with
pleasure; our sacrifices we must make cheerfully, knowing that he who sacrifices
most is noblest. We must forgive with an understanding of the glory of
forgiveness, and use the blessings we have, realizing how great are small
blessings when properly accepted.
words are like hail-stones in summer, beating down and destroying what they
would nourish if they were melted into drops. Kindness is stored away in the
heart like rose-leaves in a drawer, to sweeten every object around them. Little
drops of rain brighten the meadows, and little acts of kindness brighten the
world. We can conceive of nothing more attractive than the heart when filled
with the spirit of kindness. Certainly nothing so embellishes human nature as
the practise of this virtue. A sentiment so excellent ought to be emblazoned
upon every thought and act of our life.
principle of kindness underlies the whole theory of Christianity, and in no
other person do we find it more happily exemplified than in the life of our
Savior, who while on earth went about doing good. And how true it is that
little word in kindness spoken,
motion, or a tear,
often healed the heart thatís broken,
made a friend sincere!Ē