Oh To Be Kind

It takes very little to be kind to others – and I believe the world would be a much better place if kindness was a common practice. But, as I know, I am not in charge of the world. Being kind to others who have not been kind to me provides me with very good lessons on being spiritually fit, and emotionally mature. If I can rise above my old ways of treating people, and work towards being kind to others because it is the right thing to do – I will be a better person for it. The Program teaches me this, and my Higher Power, continues to remind me that giving comes from the heart, not the brain.
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7 thoughts on “Oh To Be Kind

  1. Thank the Lord for this day and for all that is in it.
    My times are in His hand.
    My soul rests with Him, my Anamchara.

    What does Anamchara mean? http://www.anamcharafellowship.org/anamcharafellowship.org/What_is_Anamchara.html

    It’s just about the sweetest idea I’ve ever had; lots of people have agreed, lots of people agree.

    So where are we on our spiritual journey?

    As developing and maturing pilgrims on this journey there comes a time for us to question just where we stand. Lots of wise people have spoken of sad cases of ones who failed to enlarge their spiritual life and as we on this calendar approach to our 12 steps come into the execution of the ninth step in this ninth month may find it welcoming to renew our resolve.
    My experience is there is no limit to what may next appear or come to mind that will be recognized as a possibility for new awakening.

    So:

    1
    September
    WILLINGNESS TO GROW
    If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on.
    — AS BILL SEES IT, p. 8
    Sobriety fills the painful “hole in the soul” that my alcoholism created. Often I feel so physically well that I believe my work is done. However, joy is not just the absence of pain; it is the gift of continued spiritual awakening. Joy comes from ongoing and active study, as well as application of the principles of recovery in my everyday life, and from sharing that experience with others. My Higher Power presents many opportunities for deeper spiritual awakening. I need only to bring into my recovery the willingness to grow. Today I am ready to grow.
    From the book Daily Reflections

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic. – Georgia, US of A.

  2. I am ready to grow as well. I have a mindset of staying sober while doing my best to take care of my responsibilites and helping others as best I know how. It’s a beautiful morning here in northern MI. Lately Ive been taking advantage of the great weather and enjoying the ripened fruit from the land.. Hope n pray my cyber buddies are doing well.

  3. Willingness.
    Power.
    How quickly and easily my ego seeks to ease me into the old habits and ways of sloth and self centredness.
    Cunningly seductive, quietly manifesting itself in self seeking and rationalisation.
    Since I am undisciplined I need to seek daily to come into the Light with my fellow travellers, looking to be helpful and of service to others.
    Yet I must as well quietly look at my behaviour, attitude and motive lest denial block me from The Great Reality.
    In the meanwhile, as SMB suggests, I can strive to be kind.
    Grateful for the Gift

  4. another month is upon us, the season will change, as it must, trees will transform into splashes of colour. I find the fall time the most enjoyable.
    I wish peace, love and His Blessings to all of you.

  5. Top of the morning family,
    I need to be careful what I say. I can focus on positives. By staying on the road I must walk, I usually stay on message,”Take away my difficulties,
    that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power”. I prefer to choose words/actions that are soft and sweet. I find it much easier to swallow when I have to eat my own words.

    Today is a good day to have a kind day.

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