You know, the world out there…that one that you were born into. You are who you are because it helped shape you. It is a system, a process that trains and conditions people to live life according to its rules.
Cosmos: The systematized order of the world. The rule of the governing forces of this world.
Every day, as I watch what people fed by the world, I struggle to figure out what we are doing. Do you ever wonder about this? The nightly news summarizes the fruit of our best efforts. Or, take a look at today’s paper. How much of it is good news???
My daughter gives me things that she likes: little flowers, pretty rocks, shells from the beach. She instinctively knows how to show her love for me by kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness. It makes my day and inspires me. I want to be like her.
The things that the people of our world can learn from children! How different the news would be!
This thought today is for myself, but I want to share it with you, too.
This day, be kind to others. Think about who you will see. Where you will go. Prepare your mind for when someone makes a mistake. Surely they didn’t mean it. Maybe that waitress needs a smile much more than a scathing remark. Or your coworker needs a flower more than your angry words. And surely your spouse wants a seashell that says it all: I love you, you are worth a lot to me. I think of you all the time.
Kindness counts. Let’s make it a prevailing force in the world. Kill the cosmos with kindness.