Compassion and kindness …. go such a long way!!
At the end of my yoga class the teacher came over and adjusted my blanket so that my feet wouldn’t get cold during the final meditation.
For some unknown reason, I was so moved by her simple gesture that tears actually fell from my eyes.
In my mind I knew that it wasn’t because she did that one single thing for me that I wept, but because at that same moment I was flooded with the awareness of other people doing other tender, seemingly meaningless things like that all over the world. I saw hands reaching out to offer bowls of food. I saw backpacks full of plastic bottles of water. I saw a woman clutching a life jacket that brought another woman’s five-day-old infant to shore.
I saw so much kindness in my mind’s eye that the scenes flowed out from behind my closed lids and spilled over.
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