I spent a lot of this week in the house. In front of the computer. Or the TV. Or the phone. I spend a lot of my time (too much time) in front of screens. And when you do that you don’t have the opportunities for human interaction which is the breeding ground for kindness.
So I did a lot of acts of kindness for my wife. And some acts of kindness online through Facebook, or instant messaging an old friend. But online is not the same. The truth is I didn’t witness or participate in as much kindness as I should have. Or want to. Or need in my life. And that’s the lesson of this week.
Kindness is a gift shared person to person. It’s a touch. A smile. A helping hand. A gesture. A simple act. It is love in action.
The weekend is here. I’ve still got a two more days for kindness. I think I’ll go outside.