1. As they say — it’s all perception. So true, isn’t it? Thank you for taking the time to comment Donna Cameron.


  1. This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this story. I’m going to re-blog it because I think the world needs to hear this message, maybe now more than ever. It’s interesting how you can look at things one way and respond one way and then when you re-frame that thought into a more positive one, you respond more positively.

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    1. Yes, Wanda! We really do create our own realities! Change our thoughts and we can change our world. Thank you so much for reblogging. An honor I am sure. xoxoxo

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  2. I understand his feelings due to the muscle disease I have yet I love the change from pity to kindness and how that perspective can be very uplifting


    1. So glad this piece spoke to you Bethany. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Be well! xoxoxo


  3. My husband and I try to live by this rule: We don’t want anyone to be mistreated, therefore we must try our best to be kind, to go a little farther than is expected and above all try to do it without drawing undue attention to ourselves. I love this blog! It inspires me every time I read it!


    1. What a fine way to live Camellia — and how blessed you are to have a marriage which has adopted this way of life. Thank you for your comments. I am so proud to be a regular contributor to the Kindness Blog.

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    1. I agree Mick. I wonder what the original meaning for “pity” was — I seem to remember it didn’t originally have the negative connotation it has today. In any case, I entirely agree with your thoughts. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this post. As a mum of a daughter with special needs, I used to worry if people’s reactions to her may turn from kindness into pity as she grows up. I worry about that less now. There are lots of kind people out there. I now feel like she is like a litmus test: you can tell a lot about a person in how they react to my daughter. Those that slow down, take time and care to listen, those are the people I want to spend time with. Sometimes I catch a glimpse of their face as we say goodbye and walk away – they are almost always smiling. Love Jane xx


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