World Kindness Day – There Truly ISN’T Enough Kindness Out There Lately.

Nov 13th

WHEW!  Yesterday was a whirlwind of activity!  The wedding was a success and my “baby” is now a married man.  Seeing him so happy just puts a smile on my face, and welcoming my new daughter and grandson to the family was the sweet icing on our happiness cake.  I won’t lie though – I’m tired.  REALLY, really tired.  I feel bad that hubby had to work today because I know he’s tired too.  Today I’m doing computer stuff, cleaning up the mess from yesterday and expending as little energy as I can.  That’s the plan anyway.

CORRECTION:  When I posted yesterday that 11-12-13 was the last unique date this millennium – I was wrong.  A good friend pointed out that we have another coming up . . . 12-13-14!  So save the date to anyone who wants to get married on a unique date! 

For those of you NOT too tired to celebrate today, here’s what you have to enjoy today:

World Kindness Day – Kindness – do we even know what it is any more?  Are our children learning from our example?  After observing people lately, I highly doubt it.  Have you noticed how truly distanced we are from each other as human beings?  I drive down the road and I see grim people without any happy, or even pleasant, expressions on their faces.  Walking down the aisles at stores is always an experience, and I find myself falling into the grumpy “GET OUT OF MY WAY” mind set.  It’s awful!  Very few people are polite, very few are even slightly courteous!  They park their carts in the way, set up a circle of visiting people in the way of anyone who wants to get through, they push in front of others, they just act like they are alone in the universe –  to heck with anyone else.  They are even horrible to people in those motorized carts who need help reaching things, or are having a problem moving out into the walkway because everyone is still in the way having their little visit.  The people you would think would be the kindest and most caring, the ones who profess to be Christians and who attend church regularly, don’t even bother being connected with those around them.  In my experience, the folks in church are the ones who exclude “outsiders” the most.  If you aren’t in the church, backside in the seat weekly, then you don’t exist.  Hubby and I have experienced this first hand in the last year.  Friends you thought were truly concerned, just really aren’t.   Kindness.  We are so sorely lacking this commodity that a day has been set up to celebrate it worldwide.  Showing kindness to each other is a lost art.  It should be instinctive, automatic and in our very natures to be KIND!  It isn’t though.  Today, please resolve to be KIND to each other.  Smile at others around you.  BE NICE!  Reach out a hand to someone who may be hurting because nobody has bothered to treat them as God intended for us to treat each other.  With patience, with love, with polite concern. . . . WITH KINDNESS!  And don’t limit this to people.  Be kind to all creatures – animals too.  The most innocent among us, the children, the vulnerable and animals, deserve the kindness we can offer the  most.  Once you get your kindness muscles working . . . don’t lost the ability .  . . be the living example of kindness today, tomorrow and every day to follow.

This Day In History

1927 – The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opens to the public, connecting New York City and New Jersey.

Food Celebration of the Day

National Indian Pudding Day –  This is a pudding created by the Native American Indians.  There are a lot of variations, but the foundation remains the same: milk, cornmeal, spices, apples, nuts and/or raisins and a sweetener, likely molasses..  It seems appropriate to hold this day in mid November, as we approach Thanksgiving. Native American Indians were very much a part of the first Thanksgiving feast. It is quite likely that these puddings were served, and enjoyed, at that first Thanksgiving.   I may need to look over these recipes and include one of them with our meal this year. 

I hope you have a wonderful day – mine will be relaxing . . .  I hope.  That’s the plan anyway.  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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