Kindness isn’t an ally of foolishness or gullibility, but rather an ally of wisdom and courage.
I found this quote from Sharon Salzberg over on the Beliefnet and found it a useful reminder to plod on in my kindness evangalism. There have been times when I have said the word kindness that I have seen people roll their eyes, anticipating something unpleasant or perhaps automatically pegging me as flaky or whatever. When did the word Kind come to represent a concept that is worthy of eye rolls? When did the concept of kindness become a synonym for weakness or flakiness or something inappropriate to discuss?
I like to think that only goodness can come from an act of kindness. Cultivating kindness at work makes us better at our jobs.