the world has felt quite heavy lately, and it becomes easy to feel vulnerable and swept up in the swells of negativity that are out there. years ago, i vowed to navigate away from that path. this meant making some very conscious and sometimes difficult choices. i needed to tend to my heart and listen closely to what she was whispering. i certainly do not take a 'pollyanna' approach to the world in the vast sense or even in my own personal experience. but i do feel strongly in the power of kindness and compassion. small acts lead to positive change.
and during those moments when expressing kindness can feel more like a salmon swimming upstream, i remind myself that is the world i wish to live in and wish to cultivate for my family and tribe of chosen ones.
kindness is born from small intentional actions aimed to help another. kindness comes with vulnerability. kindness does not ask for recognition or a spotlight, she prefers to extend her hand and sit by you in silence, she may even lay her head on your shoulder, simply so you know she is there. kindness prefers peace as her neighbor but understands that neighborhoods can be complicated and complex, she can live beside anyone as long as peace can find her heart. kindness paints with the beauty of our differences. she sings with the notes of our many languages. and she writes poetry with our many wishes. her studio is lit by the stars and she exhales the soft breeze you feel upon your cheek. she whispers, possibility.