“No kind action ever stops with itself.”– Amelia Earhart
Earhart, aviatrix and heroine, champions kindness.
Kindness is so simple, and the ripple continues forward, outward and around. Kindness makes everything better. Good-hearted people everywhere know this, and use it to their advantage.
Earhart might be shocked to see the kindness attempted on her legacy. Books, movies, search operations with few parallel have all been wrought to understand her final days.
Christina Peters: My Little Greek Bakery
An example of kindness that comes to mind (and many, many do, but I’m singling out one) is Christina Peters of My Little Greek Bakery. Christina comes from a family of chefs. She’s been a serious foodie and maker her whole life. So when she turned her attention to My Little Greek Bakery, we all knew we were in for something good.
But besides her phenomenal tasty treats, which most people undoubtedly remember her for, her kindness also stands out. She is a kind and gentle person. No, really, she is! (If you know her, you surely know her a gruff, blunt and in-your-face. And she’s that, too.) But underneath it all, she is a warm and kind person, a daughter and a mother, and a kind person who chooses to do kind things.
Kindness is always a good idea. We practice it regularly and it comes back in spades. We like to celebrate kindness this week, this first week of December. When you’re out and about, shopping and writing lists, think of the kindness you can do. Let that person take that parking space away from you because undoubtedly, they feel their day is going worse than yours.
It’s not easy to be kind always. And that’s why it’s this week’s Interfanatic Virtue. Kindness makes everything better, but it sometimes takes work to keep it in your heart.
Perhaps that’s why it’s wonderful to think of Earhart when we think of kindness. So much accomplished, all through work, but surely through the kindness of others who allowed her to break barriers when it was uncomfortable to do so. And sometimes, she broke barriers even when people weren’t kind. But she never forgot those whose acts helped her, and to help others with kindness because it was the right thing to do.