The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Katie Taylor

We originally posted this article on 9/28/2012.

However, as today is World Humanitarian Day it seems like a great day to share this article again.  Enjoy!!!

  As fall approaches and we  gear up to think about giving out Halloween treats and addressing our Annual Christmas Cards, it can be easy to forget about one of the greatest gifts we can give without purchasing anything from the   store - the gift of kindness. The Fall holidays serve as great reminders to be thankful for everything we have been given and to share with others who may have less than we have.  In fact, my mother used to say that no matter how hard you have it, there is always someone else who has it worse than you.   For in the words of Amelia Earhart, " 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 direct ions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves."
A Few Quotable Quotes on Sharing the Gift of Kindness
The greatest pleasure I have known is to do a good action by stealth and to have it found out by accident. –Charles Lamb
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. –The Apostle Paul (Col 3:12)
 I choose kindness...I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.        --Max Lucado
I've never known any human being, high or humble, who ever regretted, when nearing life's end, having done kindly deeds. But I have known more than one millionaire who became haunted by the realization that they had led selfish lives.     --B. C. Forbes  
So, as we approach the holiday season, please don't forget to share one of the greatest gifts of all --- the gift of kindness.

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