The Power of Kindness

Lutheran Observer

How often in life do we find our pathway o'erhung with clouds! Grief comes an unbidden and unwelcome guest. Sorrows and misfortunes gather around us, causing our hearts almost to sink beneath their weight. It is in those dark hours that the heart needs the comfort and kindness of a sympathizing friend. We are so constituted that, to a great degree I think, our happiness is dependent upon others; the heart is formed for friendships, and we need the smile and light glowing forth from the face of others as much as the little flower needs the warmth of the sun or the cooling shower. Words of kindness fall upon the heart like the gentle dew. We know not, and may not know, the good we might do in this world by simple deeds of kindness. They are worth more than silver or gold. How like angels of mercy we might become if we would be guided more by the law of kindness—kind to all, especially to the poor and to those who have strayed from the paths of rectitude. It is kindness alone that will soften their hearts and win them back to virtue. Thus we shall find happiness in making others happy.

Mrs. Ezra Miller.In Lutheran Observer.

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