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Thursday, 09/03/09, Public Square

kindness_isKindness breeds kindness. Every act of kindness builds you up, strengthens relationships, and adds value to the group.

“Nice” is when you are polite to someone in person, but you may criticize them behind their back. “Kind” is when you treat people with respect and compassion regardless of who they are and what they do. Kindness includes empathy and care. Kindness is not something you give to people who deserve it. Kindness is a mindset that you choose and develop. You either express it or you don’t. Being kind to another person is a statement about you, not about them.



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THE LIGHTS suddenly went so bright that they were blinding but the noise dead in an instant.
Now there was no sensation, none at all, any light, sound or movements just total darkness and a void.

Without warning the light came back with an almost thunder and a whispery sound everywhere.
I stood dumb struck, It seemed I was nowhere but at the same time seemed to be everywhere. A part of everything this place was like nothing I had imagined but I felt at a thought it could be anything.

A sudden warmth surrounded me and he was there setting just a head of me on the second step of a staircase. Not on some golden throne and neither did a brilliant light surround him as so many times it had been described to me. God seemed to be just human, I felt the same feeling I did whenever as a child we would go to visit Grandpa. His eyes show a deep felt love and his manner was welcoming and you just wanted his attention, you just knew he would listen like no other adult ever seemed to do.

“Well hello again!” God said.
“Again?” I said not having any memories of ever being here before.
“Yes I am not surprised you do not remember the first time it was so short a time.”
“How did the scar on your right arm do?” God replied.
Out of reflex I looked at my right arm, the scar was so tiny that only if I pointed it out would anyone have noticed.
Nineteen years old and the summer after graduation in my first attempt at living on my own in the adult world. The sand pit was not the largest I had ever dove in, certainly not big enough for the fifteen foot ski boat that was trying to get going enough to lift the skier out of the water.

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