Love in Human Size

A new post with Words and Images from Kathy Pryor:

“[K]indness is love in human size.  It’s the country cousin to love.  Kindness brings soup when you’re sick, it hangs out in the kitchen washing dishes when no one asked it to, it opens the door when your hands are full, and stops everything to listen to your story.  It is not flashy or fancy or likely to make it to the front page. It’s a small practice and so humble, it’s easy to forget how profoundly powerful it is.

Kindness lightens and softens our days.  It reframes the world and expresses love on a human scale….Greg Ellison wrote, “I can’t change the world, but I can change what is three feet around me.”  Think about that—no, I can’t change the whole world, but I can make a profound difference by choosing what I bring into my daily sphere of influence.”

(Carrie Newcomer, from “Be Kind, Be True, and Pay Attention”, in the beautiful not yet)


When we are tempted to do nothing because the problems of the world seem so big and our ability to cure them so puny, remind us that we can be kind to those around us, we can impact what is three feet around us.  Remind us that you take even our tiny feeble efforts and you multiply them into something that does change the world, one ripple at a time.