19, Dec, 2011

Kindness, Tolerance, Peace on Earth…

img0370Kindness and tolerance, love and compassion — isn’t that what the holiday season is supposed to inspire? Too often, when I think about the holidays, I get a visual of an angry shopper pepper-spraying other shoppers in order to dominate the big-screen-tv section at a Walmart.

But so many people use the holidays to give, to love, and to care for others. Giving is beneficial to the giver and well as the one receiving the kindness and generosity. When we give freely to others, we experience positive emotions, because we forget ourselves and focus on others.

When we let go and live in the present moment, seeking opportunities to think, say, or act in kindness and tolerance, we experience true peace, and goodwill toward all other beings. And that’s something to celebrate, 365 days a year.

“And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for peole who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of of looking at things.” — Martin Scorcese

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