My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
As I was driving into work this morning, which also happens to be the Dalai Lama’s 75th birthday, I thought about our world and how globalization and technology have brought us closer together. Sadly, the many political and warring hot spots around the world, the oil spill, and the weather were also in my thoughts. On the nights I watch the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer, it pains me we cannot manage to work together. We can’t learn to tolerate somewhat and help whenever and wherever we can. That greed and personal agenda’s are the order of the day. We should celebrate our differences, not denigrate them. We should work together to make our world a better place.
I believe the tide is turning but we need to stay on top of it so we don’t forget that each and every one of us has the power every day to make our world a better place. Today, Se’Lah author of the NECESSARY ROOM has declared a “random acts of kindness” day in honor of the Dalai Lama’s birthday.
So in your travels today shed some kindness. Compliment a complete stranger on their hair or what they’re wearing. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line at the Wawa. Send a letter to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Call someone you know and tell them how much you love them. The list is endless.
Think about all we could do if we practiced mindful kindness every day of our lives. Think how much better our world would be.
Se’Lah I hope you don’t mind my borrowing the Dalai Lama’s quote from your post.