Contemporary Expression


Kindness Will Bring Prosperity
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iPhone photo by Nancy VanReece

  • Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  ~Mark Twain
  • Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.  ~Seneca

As I prepare to enter my tenth week of unemployment I am overwhelmed by the kindness of others.  Joan and I have been able to survive these last nine weeks only because of the  generosity of family and friends.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ; ….  employers initiated 1,776 mass layoff events in the third quarter of 2009 that resulted in the separation of 277,924 workers from their jobs …

I have read several stories on the internet about dealing with job loss and how to job searching and the importance of networking and blah blah blah ….

I am convinced that the real stories of survival are found in the gut wrenching phone calls asking for help from aging parents to cover health insurance payments and in the long  stays at coffee-house tables long after the management  has seen you at the register.  Kindness is found in the generosity of  like-minded sojourners with mission-driven hearts and minds.

My faith in the kindness of others and the helpful hand of strangers has been renewed these past nine weeks and the lessons I have learned will go with me into whatever is in store for the future. Prosperity is sure to follow.

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