Although he is being sarcastic because he's trying to milk his guests of every last cent, the words themselves hit home.
Kindness really is free. It has a much greater rate of return than meanness or gossip or exclusion or withholding a compliment. Why poison ourselves trying to push others down when we can so easily lift them?
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
― Henry James
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank
“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”
― Sam Levenson
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
Why does our society struggle so much with kindness? Or does it?
Are we a kind people? Do you have a story of kindness you'd like to share?
Link up to The Kindness Project at Elana Johnson's blog.