Kindness: Giving it and living it


“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
—Mark Twain

Six of one kind half a dozen kindness of another
a double dose of love and three run fun homer
coming from friends family sister and brother
Kindness from everyone somewhat of a misnomer  
it is a best friend of love and balm for sorrow
Kindness of being and being together as one
yesterday last night today and all day tomorrow
during and after typhoons in tropical rain and sun
many kinds of kindness exist physical and mental
the German language word for kindness is ‘friedlich’
Kindness can be experimental and developmental
New Zealanders practice kindness with Kiwi English
to paraphrase Gump ‘kindness is as kindness does’
from flower to honey kindness as worker bees buzz.

Kindness acrostic
Dedicated to the prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern. From her interview in a new edition of 200 Women, she was asked, “What really matters to you? Her reply: “Empathy and kindness, because that’s what can drive social change…” When asked which single word she most identifies with, she said, “Kindness.”

K – Kindness
I  – In every decision we make
N – Nicety and benevolence with firm intent
D – Demonstrated daily
NE – Energy and strength of will to do it
S – Sense of awareness of others, community, environment
S – Sense of self giving and sharing – Need for the whole world

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