Free Spirit

A Kind Act

It was not surprising the road was deserted on a Saturday morning, as I walked to the bus station in this semi-rural part of Kent. A middle aged man, seemed to suddenly emerge on the other side of the road. His long, thick dread locks, partly covered by a loose cap, appeared unkempt, but this may however have been his style. There were other features I ashamedly, judged him by. My unconscious bias triggering a thought: rough looking, sturdily built, he may have violent tendencies. Another part of my brain braced my anxious emotions and I deemed it better and respectful as I ought to all men, to greet him. His response was shocking!

He replied with a spontaneous loud “good morning” immediately adding, as he beamed joyfully, “Someone said good morning to me in England!” He seemed ready to dance as he walked on repeating with a glad tone, someone said good morning to him in England. My shock transformed in seconds to a smile from the depths of my heart. I felt I had caught the same bounce in his steps.

Taking the “risk” of talking to a stranger I had erroneously perceived to be a threat had stirred positive feelings for us both and a great start to day!

I felt ashamed for misjudging him and pleased my risk turned out to be pleasantly rewarding! It had cost me mental energy that I could easily afford and earned me a lesson to be less judgemental! I hoped the rest of the day went well for him and if it didn’t I had at least made a part happier and I was happier too!

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt.

Little acts of kindness show people someone cares. Opportunities abound daily to reach out in love: a truthful “how are you?”, a quick caring text. Show someone you care with a little act of kindness. It often costs very little if anything at all!

How can I show an act of kindness today?

By Wonuola

It looked like it would be the perfect dream, starting life on acres of green pasture, evening walks on the farm inhaling fresh clean air! The scenes started to change like a movie being fast forwarded and precious moments seemed uncaptured till gone, not to return. I started learning to cherish life, the greatest gift above all things! I needed more, so I sought the source and got to know it came from Love and with it was always freedom! The rapidly changing scenes, with years speeding by, have been stormy and sometimes still, bright and grey, with highs and low! I have found meaningful living is not determined by circumstances but rather by what goes on within. The juice in the heart powers the body, its activities and interactions. Love gives life and powers living, with freedom expressing life. I remain passionate about a journey with life, love and liberty and hopefully encouraging others to do the same, living purposefully and leading in liberty. #LoveLifeLiberty

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