Our lives are filled with people and moments. Sometimes people flash in and out of our lives in a heartbeat. Sometimes they become fixtures as permanent as the nose on our face.
And then there are those who have always been there, in the shadows and in-between spaces, working for our good.
And all of those things, these people I have described can be simplified with two words: kindness and love
A saint once said that love is willing the good of another person above even that of yourself. And this idea wars endlessly with society today.
We go our own way to work or school each day, we check our phones and our Twitter feeds and through all this we are starved for love, for kindness and for all those things which make life worth living.
We do it ourselves. We fail to reach out and offer a meal and a prayer to the homeless couple that approaches us.
We fail to welcome people into our country, our homes and our hearts.
We are afraid of giving.
But here's the thing, the "trick" if you will. Giving, kindness and oh that beautiful thing we call love, never dwindle. They are never divided.
They are multiplied. Our love and our kindness do not go out and plunge into the dark without a sound.
Kindness shouts and screams through the silence of our minds. And love...well love and choosing the good of another is the bright and soft light of the morning.
It's like seeing the face of God and hearing His voice.
So be kind. Love someone, love everyone. Sure, you can disagree with them, fiercely even, but love them all the same.
Because kindness and love are never divided, only multiplied.
And most assuredly, your kindness and your love will return to you when you most need it.