Friday, October 19, 2007

kindness part 2

As you can probably tell from my last entry, this one word "kindness" has been floating around in my mind (especially active in the wee hours of the morning when i am trying to sleep).

Struck me that sometimes we can be trying so hard to be "real" and honest that we forget to be kind.

I remember someone once told me that telling the truth must always go hand in hand with mercy. I wasn't impacted with the deeper meaning of it back then, but it's starting to make itself known to me now.

It's not about lying, but it's about choosing to say the other, more encouraging truth.
Neither is it about the past, but about choosing to live in the present and see into the future.
Sometimes it's about ignoring the upfront question, and choosing instead to answer the unasked question.

Do yourself a favor, be kind to others and you'll realise you're being kind to yourself.
And sometimes, the converse is true: As you're being kind to yourself, you'll learn how to be kind to others.


JaNe said...

yeap yeap...just be kind truely from our blog :D

Sharon Chew's blog said...

hullo jane...thanks! :)