This came to me in an email from Jonathan Lockwood Huie and his Daily Inspiration newsletter
wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
A fact of life
From my own life experiences, this is a powerful truism. The core of this truth lies in an individuals ability and willingness to take initiative and their creative application. The opportunity is always there. We, that you and I have to perceive it. And in some cases we have to exam what is in front of it and discern just what the situation and opportunity may be. The core of any opportunity should have some form of kindness within it. And as Seneca points out just because another human being is concerned.
Let’s expand that thought
Animal abuse is just as prevalent as abuse of other human beings. For instance growing up a guy I knew used to brag about his BB gun attacks on cats roaming on about his property. The cats weren’t doing anything to provoke the attacks, he just thought this abusive action was so much fun. There was no concern on his part of the pain, injury, and even possible death he inflicted on the animal. Nor did he care that that animal may have had a human family that it belong to or even if it was a mother of still nursing kittens. Almost weekly we hear on the news of some form of animal abuse or another being exposed.
A refinement of the quote
The opportunity to perform an act of kindness presents itself everyday. Even if it’s in a momentary or chance encounter with a friend or stranger or a person or animal. That act of kindness could range from anything such a show of affection or friendliness to lending a helping hand. Yes, even a simply acknowledgment like a “Hi” or “Hello” may actually bring a positive light to a person’s day. And who doesn’t get that feel good sensation with the show of a tail wagging dog just because you smiled at it
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