The Flowers Of Tomorrow …

‘No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed.  A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.  The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.’ – Amelia Earhart

Beautiful words and so true.

Kindness reminds us that always there is a better, higher way.  A way open to all …. Not only that, a kindly act brings happiness to both the receiver and the giver. Truly, kindness is a wonderful thing.

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I remember one day when I was a little boy…

My mother had acquired a packet of nasturtium seeds and charmed by the lovely illustration on the cover of the packet I enquired as to what they were. My mother explained that they were seeds and that you planted them in the earth and the beautiful flowers illustrated on the cover, would spring forth.  To my young mind it sounded nothing short of magical and I harassed my dear mother to let us plant them. So we did, in the border beneath the kitchen window.

Next morning, after getting dressed, I raced downstairs and went outside, expecting to find a mass of beautiful flowers in a kaleidoscope of colours.  But of course, there was nothing there and I was sorely disappointed.

Those seeds were not to be denied however, and eventually they did germinate, grow and flower – and they were indeed beautiful.

We should ‘plant’ seeds of kindness wherever and whenever we can and, by teaching and example,  strive to inspire others to do the same…

And we must persevere.  It won’t happen overnight,  but nothing would more further the greater good, producing better people and a better world.

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