"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees." -- Amelia Earhart
Ms. Earhart's words remain as true today as they did nearly a hundred years ago when she penned them. Kindness begets kindness. And, unfortunately, the reverse is true. Unkindness begets unkindness.
We have all heard the phrase "random acts of kindness." Though I like that phrase, I prefer "intentional acts of kindness." Perhaps it is because it takes some effort on my part to be kind--kindness does not come naturally to me. I have to think about and then act on any impulses to extend kindness to another.
That doesn't say much about me, does it? Or it says too much.
This I know for sure: every act of kindness sprouts seeds. Those seeds can bloom in to beautiful flowers.