MKMMA Week 16: “Why does Kindness need to be Random??”
This week in MKMMA is a week of kindness and questions for me … One great thing that comes from this course is soul searching and reconnecting with the fact that “I am nature’s greatest miracle” (Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World) and that we all are. Building on the Franklin/MKMMA Makeover, I have been given the adventure to find and meet the real me.
We are all, I believe, innately kind beings yet when we are housed in cities, cramped together we loose this virtue to be kind to others.
How and why this happens is not clear to me?
Is kindness taught out of us at school? Is the focus on the Ego? School drums into us to be competitive not kind, in sports winning and did you get the best marks?! Nowhere is there the question or acknowledgement of were you kind or did you help others? Hmmm …
If we are the “end product of thousands of years of evolution, therefore, I am better equipped in both mind and body than all the emperors and wise men who preceded me (Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World).” Why is it that I, or any one needs to make a concerted effort to just being kind?
When we are kind, people look at us as if we are out to get something from them rather than just given freely from the heart, without any strings attached … Questioned. Why did you do that? Rather being met with a simple thank you!
Rather just ‘doing it’ we resort to going undercover and doing acts of random kindness. Do the receivers even know that someone has done a kindness to them …How do we get the ripple of kindness to continue if it falls on deaf on ears of unawareness? How does this make others reconnect with the kindnesses within them? It is not that I am saying that it is not a good thing to be kind or do something for someone even if they are not by your side. It is just how to ignite that fire inside of all of us again to just be the kind people that we are all meant to be?
I am also stuck on the word ‘random.’ Why do acts of kindness need to be random? The word random means, “Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective: random actions. A synonym is chance.” One thing that I have learned from MKMMA is consistency builds the muscle of change and making it stick.
This week I also watched a video of about a horse named Benny and his journey back from the brink of death. It shocked me that someone could be so cruel but it warmed my heart to see what true kindness of heart could do. It was hard to watch, but if you can, I hope you will find it uplifting as I did.
I am so grateful for the experience of MKMMA and the journey it has taken me on and will continue far beyond the day the course is completed …
I leave you with this affirmation, “We are ‘whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, happy and kind!'”
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In kindness everyday,