Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day 287, October 18

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."  Mark Twain

I associate Mark Twain with the down-home writing he brought to Tom Sawyer and his other iconic characters.  I had not thought to find such a beautiful quote among his writings. 

At one time, I had erroneously believed kindness to be largely a thing of the past; then, I looked more closely and found evidences of it everywhere.  A few days ago, I received a cute card from a friend with a clipping about books enclosed.  My sweet friend knows that I love books and thoughtfully sent this to me.  Another friend held a baby shower for a new sister in our ward.  She wanted this new mother to meet other ladies in the church and set about putting together a fun evening for everyone.  Small things, you might say.  But their rippling effects know no bounds.

This I know for sure:  kindness is the universal langauge. 

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