I like what Dr. Dale Turner used to hand out little green cards with two simple words printed on them: "Extend yourself." Going beyond oneslf and helping someone who needs help without any expectation in return is kindness. Kindness comes from the caring heart. Being nice is superficial and not deep like kindness. It is easy to be nice. It does not require genuine efforts to be nice. In kindness, we offer our hand to somone to lighten his heavy emotional buden and soften his heavy heart.
We all go through suffering. When I see agony of pain and suffering in someone's eyes I compassionately listen to him and reach out to do whatever I can do to reduce his suffering. Such actions enrich my heart with deep gratification.
I would like to conclude my reflection with the words of the author Donna Cameron:" That's when the need is greatest and transformation dances on the edge of possibility. That is the time to take a deep breath and invite kindness to dance"
Jagdish P Dave