Kindness Multiplied

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. ~Amelia Earhart

When my father died in 1967, his company newsletter said that he would be remembered for his kindness and his sense of humor. I would be very proud to be remembered for such important qualities. I love this quote from Amelia Earhart, because it reminds us how interdependent we really are, how a simple kindness reverberates, ripples outward, and often comes back to us.

What was the last kindness you received? Did you pay it forward?

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One Response to Kindness Multiplied

  1. Teresa says:

    I love this quote so much. Of course, you know that I believe that Karma is a part of our everyday life, not something that follows into a reincarnation of some kind, and thinking just about these words makes me want to try harder just to be kind. If we could all do only that one thing, “what a wonderful world…”

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