Kindness

Sunrise over Lake Ontario

Sunrise over Lake OntarioWoke up this morning,
somewhere in between excitement and anxiety.
It is Monday and with that
a new week of opportunities,
a new risk of failing.
A word slowly emerges from deep within
like the sun from behind the horizon,
first gentle and warm then increasing its light:

Kindness.

This is what I wish for this week.
Kindness for
my inner child,
my body,
my mind,
the people around me,
the earth on which I walk,
the air I breathe,
the food I eat.

Kindness in
the thoughts I think,
the words I speak,
the actions I take.

I wish there was more Kindness in the world.

This week I am going to do something about that.
This week I am going to be kinder.

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