Every genuine act of kindness you perform is actually a kindness to yourself. In planning and considering your acts you are focusing on something positive. Coming from a true place within, you become an adult version of the child who is so excited in the days leading up to Christmas. Truth be told, I think kindness is our fountain of youth. I think it gets at the religious concept of being like little children.
The concluding week’s theme, to do something kind for a good friend, is one I like to offer early in the class as an opportunity to be more mindful about something we may already be doing on a regular basis, that is being kind to those close to us. But we may take for granted some of the kind things we do, especially those that may seem small.
On that subject, you’ll hear me say again and again that the small acts of kindness are often the most significant. Small acts for those closest to us require paying careful attention, which helps us be in the moment. Keep looking for those small acts of kindness you can do for your friends and family members. As I said above and last week, these definitely come back as kind acts to yourself.
Synchronicity can also be a factor in kindness. I think intersecting stories are the Universe’s way of pointing us in a particular direction. Take note of these and, if you’re willing, please take the time to share them, even if they seem small or insignificant, and even if they happen in your lives in ways not connected to this class. I am fascinated by these and believe there is something significant taking place when they occur.
We’re getting in the groove now! I hope you’re all having fun.