I am a middle-aged dork and it always amazes me when I get younger followers. Many of them are like half my age. I am not all that cool y’all. Sometimes my efforts to be relevant come across as being silly or head shaking. Maybe people like genuine people no matter what time of life they are in.
Thanks for your interest and friendship anyway.
There is nothing wrong with extending extraordinary grace and kindness to people of both genders. We should all be so generous with spirit and mercy. Perhaps that would bring people together more. So I chose to be geeky when it comes to being just plain nice.
Your kindness is felt, I hope its returned to you. Life should be about kindness.
I am willing to make a fool of myself in order to show kindness to someone….even if I might put my foot in my mouth a little. Why not its all about living right.
I care, sometimes it looks awkward but my heart is in the right place. Having a heart for people can mean saying the wrong thing at the wrong time but I would rather have someone who’s clumsy and kind than to have no one at all.
The kindest people are often the people who have experienced great sorrow. Hence the infinite kindness of God.
Every person has a choice. A choice to be awesome, kind, considerate, loving, or perhaps something else. We can choose to be jerks, mean, inconsiderate, cruel and crass. Our attitude and our response to others tells the world who we want to be. There’s little reason to be mean spirited. Of course some folks move between being nice and not so nice. Whatever your choice is, make it a good one. Kindness should always rule the day. Being nice is always in style.
I’m wondering if kindness is something people don’t know how to react to these days? Have we forgotten what being nice is and looks like. I hope we can see more kindness and respect in the world we live in, its needed more than ever.
Being kind is hard when someone is not always nice back. It’s something you do because it’s right and it can mean the difference in the lives of people who need it the most. Being kind can be hard but it’s rewarding. It also means being honest and genuine and that can be difficult in some relationships. It means offering grace to the undeserving sometimes but that is a good way to go. Be kind it’s what we all need. Kindness is a virtue.
The Bible calls us to love our neighbors and to do justice and love kindness, not to indiscriminately kill one another.
Rev. Adam Hamilton, United Methodist Pastor and Author.