Others show us kindness all the time that usually goes unrecognized. Where did your last meal come from? Kindness of many others. Where did your shirt, blouse, and clothing come from? Kindness of others. Where did your body come from? Kindness of others? Where did your joy come from? Kindness of others — teachers, mentors, lamas, gurus, parents, friends and lovers. Where does your spiritual development come from? Kindness of others. Where does your cultivation of tolerance and compassion come from? Kindness of others, especially those who push our buttons! Our “enemies” are our greatest teachers!
Gratitude lightens our load. It makes us feel embedded with others and the planet, and even the universe. There is so much to be thankful for, even though these days it seems hard to find. […]