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The Case for Kindness.

I long to be kind.



I don’t desire to be ‘nice’ to you.
For nice people are accommodating in the moment.
They smile and ask you how your day is going.
But, they may or may not listen to your answer.

Nice people tell you that you’re beautiful.
Even if they don’t mean it.

Nice people will help you move,
but, they will complain about it later.

I have no desire to be ‘nice.’

I want to be kind.

I long to be kind.

I have no desire to be ‘polite’ either.

For polite people will give because ‘that’s what you’re supposed to do.’

They entertain your desire to spend time with them,
while they secretly wish they could be anywhere else.

I have no desire to be polite.

I want to be kind.

I long to be kind.

Kind people are upfront and honest.

They tell you when they’d rather be somewhere else and you’ll learn to trust them when they say they’d rather be with you.

Kind people give when they feel passionately to do so and they give with fervor and richness.

Kind people bring their good deeds out of a deep rooted place of love.
They speak to people with tenderness or they don’t speak to them at all.

Kind people act when it feels like the right thing to do and they only act if they mean it.

I long to be kind.

To tap into the goodness of my soul like I’m pulling out molasses.
The kindness will move slowly too and richly.

It will not come quickly and fade away like a cheap perfume.
Rather, it will linger in the air and follow me in a way that only the true essence of rich oils can do.

I long to be kind.

with love and kindness,


Lindsay Lee - October 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm

me too.

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