Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday Thought: Kindness

Last week was Kindness to Strangers week. This post was written for Thursday last week but another post ended up being more important at that exact moment. So, even though it isn't RAK week anymore, this is still a good Thursday Thought.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse
You know the tale of the lion and the mouse right? The mouse woke the lion one day while playing and the angry lion nearly ate it. The mouse begged for its life and offered to be the lion's friend for life in exchange, on the premise that the mouse might one day save the lion's life. Because it's idea was so funny, the lion let the mouse go even though he knew the mouse would never save his life. Days later, the proud lion fell in a hunter's snare and the mouse did indeed save his life by gnawing through the ropes. The lion admitted that the mouse was useful and all was well again.

The moral of the story is that anyone, great or small, can be helpful and that kindness will bring its own rewards. I really like this story and think it illustrates the today's Thursday Thought very well. Can you think of any recent events of someone being kind for kindness sake?

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