Rejecting Kindness

Rejecting Kindness

This article by Donna Cameron captures that bewildering moment when we extend our hand to offer kindness and pull back a mangled limb — in other words, when our kindness is rejected and we are treated with extreme rudeness for even trying to be kind. This ties into the Platinum Rule, which I hope to do a piece about soon. Donna’s piece is well-worth reading and thinking deeply about.

“Kindness can become its own motive.  We are made kind by being kind.” (Eric Hoffer) It can be upsetting and bewildering when someone rejects our kindness.  An act which was meant to be helpful and…

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About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed. Mobile Notary Public and Signing Agent, Freelance Writer, and Ordained Minister. Willing servant to cats. Science fiction and fantasy fan, avid reader, Founder of the Darrell Awards. Author of _Getting Started As A Notary Signing Agent_ (available from Please be kind to one another.
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2 Responses to Rejecting Kindness

  1. Pingback: Links To Some Uplifting Posts (5-2-2016) – My Daily Musing

  2. Tim, thanks so much for reblogging! I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts about the “platinum rule.”

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