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One afternoon I woke from a nap with a thought: Let my last act on this earth be one of kindness.
I wondered where it came from and what I had dreamed. Or had I heard it or read it somewhere? I still don’t know.

I had a cup of coffee and thought about it. Though it sounds simple enough, “Let my last act on this earth be one of kindness” is a very tricky thing. It kind of sneaks up on you from behind when you aren’t paying attention, because none of us knows when, where, or how our last act is going to happen. So, if you want your last act to be one of kindness but you don’t know when it will happen, that means you’ll have to be kind all the time, right?

I thought about that and wondered “Can I be kind all the time? Is it possible?”

Maybe not, but I can explore the possibility by keeping the thought in the back of my mind. And if I’m thinking about being kind maybe my success rate of doing so will climb a bit. Maybe one day I’ll even reach the point of being kind without having to think about it. Maybe I can even be kind to those who are unkind. If I must have a goal, that seems like a worthy one.

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people. ~Roy T. Bennett

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