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A kindness

December 22, 2015

I was at Target a few minutes ago trying to get wrapping paper and all the last minute shit you think you need but probably have in your basement from panicking last year that you didn’t have enough wrapping supplies. I was annoyed that there were only two registers open like usual. As I was checking out the man behind me asked if those were gift boxes I had and I said yes, they’re in the back with all the wrapping paper. He just said I’m so lost. My wife always did this and she died two months ago and I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t know if I can do this.

I told him that he could do it and that he would figure it out as he goes along. I told him that he would be ok. I told him I hope he has a happy christmas and then as I walked away there was just no way I could fight the tears.

We get so wrapped up in our own pain we can’t see other peoples. We get mad about not enough registers being open or how much traffic there is. We get mad at the other humans for taking our time away from us because don’t they know that WE are the center of the universe? Pain is universal and somehow we still act and feel as though we are the only ones hurting. I like that quote that says be kind for everyone is fighting a battle that we know nothing about, it’s true but so often forgotten.

I’ve often said that humans overcomplicate things. We fight about things that don’t matter and everyone is so concerned with being right that things that are true just get walked by. Just be kind. You don’t have to agree with everyone, but if we were all kind to each other things would be different. Think about when someone is kind to you, it’s like an event. We can’t believe it and it touches us in a way that inspires us to be kind in return. Show a kindness today and let the wheels of a sweeter world be set in motion.

That is all.

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