Kindness In and Out
In Kindness Builds, I shared… “Kindness matters, in grief and in life. It is a strength of character weaving strands of the strongest steel into our lives and relationships. It matters at home, school, work, business and community. It matters with friend and stranger. It matters. I have seen its power as recipient this week, and going forward. As someone who has tried hard to practice same, I am seeing first hand it’s power. And it is a power, make no mistake about it.”
And Kindness to ourselves as well. Yesterday was “eventful”… getting Panda’s Urn 13 days after her passing due to weather and Covid… and going for tests after having a sore throat (I don’t think I have Covid due to my vigilant isolation but thought to be safe over sorry… we shall see). And teaching through the day.
That said, with the strong emotions of yesterday in heart and mind, I am reminded of the story of the Watchmen. What we often see as tests might just be moving us towards where we need to go. With Pandemic and Panda, and a 61st birthday coming Saturday, I am prayerfully reflecting on where life takes me and where I take it.
I am thinking of my parents, and sister in the Next Realm.
I am thinking of Panda.
I am thinking of friends and family passed, and mentors… and going inward to move outward, praying…
Our best Kindness to ourselves is to BE ourselves. Dominion and Candor.
Owning who we best are and expressing it to the world; Panda was and is the epitome. So my greatest act of Kindness to me, will be to take on her greatest lesson for me. Be kind to yourself. It will be a source of Kindness to the world.
Peace, passion and prosperity…
Barry Lewis Green
aka The Unity Guy
Barry Lewis Green moves the needle on character leadership and unity building with joyful ferocity and thoughtful zeal. Barry helps leaders forge strong, united cultures at school, work, business and community. Joe Calloway says, “I had the distinct pleasure of being in an audience in Montreal with Barry Lewis Green on the stage. Quite simply, Barry absolutely captivated us with his talent, his message, and his heart. The feeling of unity that Barry created in the room that day was extraordinary.” With 39 years in education and leadership training and development … and work in the private, public and community sectors across Canada… and as a speaker, educator, master facilitator, coach, writer, singer, dancer, and cartoonist.