Can You Use a Little Kindness?

Elizabeth Gaucher:

“In kindness there is a connection. You cannot be kind all by yourself. As we put words down and create story we can write in a spirit of kindness, reaching out to connect with others.”

Originally posted on Writing Sisters:

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But the fruit of the Spirit is …kindness.  Galatians 5:22

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.”

Henri Nouwen

The best writing comes from connection, compassion, and empathy.  In short:  Kindness.

Kindness can influence the way we write or live:

In kindness there is a connection.  You cannot be kind all by yourself.  As we put words down and create story we can write in a spirit of kindness, reaching out to connect with others.

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation…

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