Loving One Another

Six Kindness Keys


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On her September 26th blog, aroused calmkate posted this:

I think kindness is the key
to all that I might be

if I’m kind to others
they might be kind to me

if I live in kindness
there will be more harmony

any kindness I convey
radiates an awesome way

if no kindness in their heart for me
move away, let them be

they are kind to others I will see
just healthier for me to flee

please try your kindness key
it might just set us free

I responded with, “…Kindness is indeed the key to living a meaningful, happy life. It is ours to give, whether or not it is reciprocated. The ones who lack the “Kindness Key” are locked out of so much joy, but they don’t have to rob ours! Our kindness is ours to give – and the more we give away, the more we have. It’s like love that way.”

The more we give away, the more we have!

The 6 Keys to Kindness

Yes, kindness is a key… but there are keys to kindness, too.
Here are a few that come to my mind:

  • Self acceptance (it’s hard to be kind to others while being mean to yourself!)
  • Compassion (we need to open our eyes to others’ needs and exude empathy)
  • Courtesy (being kind involves being courteous – even in the face of rudeness)
  • Gentleness (yes, responding with a gentle heart is a necessary turn of the key)
  • Grace (this word is a gift from God… sometimes it is only through the help of the Holy Spirit that we can return kindness in the face of hurt)
  • Patience (often I need to count to 10, or 25, before I can respond with kindness… it’s not my human nature for my first response always to be kindness)
What other keys to kindness
come to your mind?

Have a Marvelous Monday.
See ya later.

Comments on: "Six Kindness Keys" (9)

  1. Thanks for sharing my poem, really appreciate and the points you’ve added enhance it!

  2. I love this. People fail to realize how great it feels to be nice. I constantly am asked if I have some motive behind being kind. I just love being kind. It’s really that simple.

    • What a cool thing to say: “I just love being kind.” It’s that simple… no selfish motive… just enjoy giving. Hooray! I’d love to be your friend ❤

  3. We definitely need kindness reminders. I appreciate your “six keys to kindness.” That kindness is something we are intentional about, and walk in regardless of how others respond. Blessings!

    • Yes, Jacquie, we can’t let the negativity of others pull us down! Thank you for visiting and leaving your response. Welcome to our Journey of Love, Gratitude, and Kindness. I’m happy to have you walking the path with me.

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