“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song,
read a good poem,
see a fine picture, and,
if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German dramatist, novelist poet, and scientist (1749-l832)
You will be light of heart if you think of others before yourself. A random act of kindness, even a very small one will warm your heart and those who are the recipient.
Can we even measure what a reasonable word, a positive thought will bring to a stranger.
A compliment honestly given.
A gracious gesture giving a fellow motorist a break in traffic.
Holding a door for someone younger or older than you.
Letting the person with just a few groceries go ahead of you in line.
These are little things, easily done, simply accomplished.
Unwarranted criticism to those in the service industry is negative. I find it sad when I hear someone complaining when their purchase isn’t wrapped quite the way they desired. A store’s inventory does not include the colour handbag they want . A harried waiter is a little slow with their order.
We have so much. We enjoy so many things. None of this should be taken for granted.
Every day one should perform reasonable and random acts of kindness.
A light heart is a good heart.