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Kindness: A kind deed; the quality or state of being kind
I just read a blog about the Superheroes of Kindness...a group of 3 & 4 year olds in a Montana preschool and their teacher, Kristal Burns. What a great story! Their superpower is kindness, and they are using this superpower to access compassion in others. Their super activities are anything from visiting senior centers, painting fences, planting flowers and taking part in other acts of goodwill in their community.
One of the most touching parts that I read was expressed by their teacher..."One of my most memorable visits was to a senior citizen center. I would ask the kids, "Why are we here?" They would say, "To make them smile!" "How are we going to do that?" "We're going to look at them. We're going to say 'Hi.' " At one point, one little girl started crying. When I asked her what was wrong, she looked at me and said, "My heart feels so good right now." She was so overwhelmed with the power she had. And that's what she took home with her that day."
WOW! that made ME cry...and feel very small in my adult body. What an inspiration.
I have these thoughts that always stick with me pretty much everyday. Those thoughts are to view every day as a new day and to make the best of it. To always remember that things we do for others may or may not be apparent to us, but to remember that we leave an impression. As simple as a smile, leaving a car cut in front of you instead of taking it as road rage, remembering that life is not all about YOU. There is a balance, a cyclical transformation that takes place.
Why am I bringing this all up in a raw food blog? Because while learning about feeding ourselves with superfoods so we can be super healthy....we need to remember what our nourished body does for our community of internal organs. Translate that to what we do with our body, our brain, our hands and our hearts...to and for others in random acts of kindness...and then recycles right back around...just like our blood does.
So next time I make myself a green protein breakfast smoothie, I'm going to call it my "kindness" smoothie to remind myself that I have more work to do the rest of the day...everyday.
Now to go and find my green superhero cape!