Choosing Kindness in Each Moment
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Living in the Now, Choosing in the Now to be Kind
I was awake in the night,
reviewing my moment-to-moment
decisions of the day before
I recognized some choices that I
made were “right”
Were they kind? No.
Every time I miss an
opportunity to be kind,
I create the potential
for future regret.
These days, I ask not only
“what is the right thing?” but
“can i do the right thing in a kind way?”
If I can’t, I leave it to the one who can.
God sends messengers.
Just because the message is needed,
that doesn’t mean I’m the one to give it.
my own sense of having a choice
to be kind and instead, utilizing the
choice to be right and “tell the truth”
has caused torture in my mind before.
I know how to
avoid that feeling ….
It is better to choose kindness
Than to look back and wish I
had been kind. It is better to say nothing
than to say the right, unkind thing.
“In the end,
only kindness matters.”