Kindness at Christmas…

Week two of our Christmas countdown… this weeks value/feeling is kindness 🙂

Kindness by definition  is the act or the state of being kind, being marked by good and charitable behavior, pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions (per Wikipedia). Some of my favorite synonyms for this that I found are affection, charity, gentleness, good intention, grace, hospitality, patience, tenderness, thoughtfulness, tolerance, and understanding.

I think the ultimate example of this is through the birth of Jesus…Manger

What kindness, compassion, grace, tenderness, and understanding came through that night. How can we compete… but we can do our best to be kind, charitable, gentle, hospitable, patient, thoughtful, and understanding. I am going to do my best this week to focus on living this virtue… we will see how I do. 😉

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shelly
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 21:35:40

    When we treat others with kindness, we are able to show others the light of Christ. This light shines even brighter when we are able to show kindness to people who are not kind to us.

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  2. Correna
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 11:26:55

    Beautiful thoughts and a wonderful idea to practice in our lives. Thank you for sharing this, I must practice this more and show more of God’s love to others and this is a great reminder. Have a great day!

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  3. Gallivanta
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 23:16:14

    Me too. I am doing my best. But it has been hard to think kind thoughts about angry, impatient drivers this week. 😦

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