“Kindness”, from “Love Themes”, a Forte Friday post

Kindness, that small act toward others that means so much. It speaks blessings to others, shows acts of thoughtfulness and goodness toward others. It is an attribute of the heart . . .  Kindness is a language . . . Kindness . . . such a wonderful attribute to have and to show to others. We hear about "random acts of kindness". We hear about "be kind to your neighbor". So many opportunities to be kind to others. But kindness can take on many forms, such as acts toward others, consideration shown toward others, and even words spoken to others. Words . . . language. Mark Twain, in the quote above, said "Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." How true! Everyone, young and old, can recognize kindness. A … [Read more...]

“Forgiveness”, from “Love Themes”, a Forte Friday Post

"Forgiveness", the Key to Love . . . Love . . . that eternal emotion that we, as humans, long for. We want to love our spouse, children and other family members. And, in return, we want to be loved by them. But, sometimes, hurts and wounds can cause our relationships to suffer, and the love we so desperately desire, be at a distance. However, there is a Key that unlocks the door to the heart of even the most "unlovable" person. And, that key is "Forgiveness". What is "Forgiveness"? What is forgiveness? We've all heard, "You need to forgive everyone who hurts you." Sounds easy. Right? But, sometimes the hurts and wounds run so deep, it seems like an impossible task. And, as humans, it sometimes is . . . it, at times, requires an act of … [Read more...]