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Kindness comes in many packages.  One day during grad school, I was very ill but had to get something at a store. I made it to the store and got my item, but I was so weak near the checkout that I had to take a rest. I sat on a low crate, just holding my forehead. Suddenly, I felt a tiny hand gently patting my shoulder. I opened my eyes to see a tiny girl, perhaps 18 months old, looking at me with care and concern. She didn’t have words, but she knew someone was troubled, and she reached out.  I said to her, “I’ll be okay.  I just don’t feel good.  Thank you for your kindness.”  And actually, I felt better after our exchange.  I still remember the love in that tiny hand, patting my shoulder.
 No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
In the last 9 months, I have not been my usual chipper self, but often tired due to chemotherapy.  I am absolutely blessed that so many have been so kind during this time.
  • Neighbors have offered to do anything I need.
  • Friends and church buddies have taken me to chemotherapy, other medical appointments, and errands.
  • Costco staff helped me figure out the driving cart, so I didn’t have to stand or walk.
  • The HOA Board decided to continue meetings on Zoom, so I didn’t have to navigate to the Clubhouse or be exposed to extra germs
  • A friendly acquaintance at Church whispered, “I’ve been praying for you!”
  • A colleague had Whole Foods Kitchen send me two dinners.
Everyone has been kind, in many ways.
Kindness comes in many forms, but always from the heart.

 

Yesterday, when I wasn’t expecting any packages, one mysteriously appeared on my doorstep.  My tiny friend Lia (age 3) had sent me a care package from across the country!  I had seen her recipe for Lemon Cake and said it sounded really good.  Also, in talking about tea drinking, I had asked Lia’s G-Grandma, Martha, if she could recommend any particular orange spice tea.  (The world of tea has stopped making the one I loved.)  So Lia and Martha conspired to send me: lemon cake and tea (in the above photo)!  I feel so loved!  Of course, I had lemon cake for breakfast this morning, and the tea in the afternoon.  Delicious!  Notice, also, the package insert for Lia’s Sunshine Bakery?  Those butterflies are dimensional stickers.  The whole package gave me such a lift.  Thank you so much, Lia and Martha!!

So kindness comes in many forms, in many shapes and sizes.  It never hurts to try being kind.  You never know who will secretly be lifted.  And hug all your loved ones while you can.  And that would be you, increasingly at peace, Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!

Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert, holistic healer, and award-winning author who celebrates life.  She has a longtime natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within:  Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine.  The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office.   They are also available in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Franciscan Renewal Center bookstore and at the bookstore at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church. Or simply email us to order:  kebba@kebba.com .  Thank you!

Happy healthy loving life

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