"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.