“Politeness is the flower of humanity.” ~ Joseph Joubert
Good Sunday morning, dear friends. I hope this finds you well and the past week was good for you. We have a pretty blue sky today and the winter storms planning to go from coast to coast are predicted to visit the states around us. While I am not eager to see feet of snow, two or three inches would be nice.
As you know, I like my ‘Sunday Thoughts’ to be something that may encourage one to pause a moment and think. To ponder the words I have included. The following thoughts of Danusha Laméris did so for me and I hope they will for you as well. Perhaps, you will tuck them away and think of them on a rainy day when someone offers you a gesture of kindness. And then, you repay them with your best and most beautiful smile.
Written by: Danusha Laméris
I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs to let you by.
Or how strangers still say “bless you” when someone sneezes, a leftover from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying.
And sometimes, when you spill lemons from your grocery bag, someone else will help you pick them up. Mostly, we don’t want to harm each other.
We want to be handed our cup of coffee hot, and to say thank you to the person handing it. To smile at them and for them to smile back.
For the waitress to call us honey when she sets down the bowl of clam chowder, and for the driver in the red pick-up truck to let us pass.
We have so little of each other, now. So far from tribe and fire. Only these brief moments of exchange.
What if they are the true dwelling of the holy, these fleeting temples we make together when we say, “Here, have my seat,” “Go ahead~you first,” “I like your hat.”
Dear friends, know I wish you and yours a beautiful day and week ahead.
And. . .
May you find joy in all that you do. Stay well!
“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.” ~ George Elliston
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