Friday, November 30, 2012

Day 330, November 30

"Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil; our great hope lies in developing what is good."--Calvin Coolidge

Evil exists, and it is the duty of all of us to wipe out what we can of it.  However, as Coolidge counsels, we cannot repress all evil.  It is too prevasive.  But we can find ways to develop that which is good.

How do we go about doing that?

With baby steps.  By bits and pieces.  If I do a kindness for someone, who is then inspired to extend a kindness to someone else, my act has the potential of great good.  In similar fashion, if I withhold a kindness or, worse, do an unkindness, that, too, spirals in domino fashion. 

This I know for sure:  serial kindnesses or serial unkindnesses; the choice is ours.

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