To the Editor:

The quality of our social interactions is influenced by a number of factors, kindness being a key one. Being kind toward one another can lead to some of the most rewarding connections that we can have in our lives.

Can you remember a moment of kindness — either when you showed kindness toward someone or when you received a kindness? Do you remember how that felt? Assuming that you are remembering that as a very positive moment in your life, hold on to that feeling for a moment, and notice how that memory affects you right now. Imagine how that act of kindness affected the one receiving it.

Daily, we contribute to the creation of the world we desire, step-by-step, through the words that we speak and the actions that we take. If we want to live in a world that is based on kindness, then we have to contribute to that vision by continually looking for ways to act out of kindness. By improving our Kindness Quotient (KQ), we can, collectively, foster those “kindness moments” for others and ourselves.

The journey begins with the first step. Consider trying the following: question your assumptions by talking to someone to find out more about them or tell someone what you admire/appreciate about them. If you want some more, please visit peacepraxis.com and find the “21 Kindness Tips!” link under “Recent Blog Posts.” Scroll down to the 21 Kindness Tips! link or attend a Kindness Week event.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this information and consider my message!

— Jim Gill, Souderton

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