You are kind

December 16th, 2009

Christine Mason Miller (Swirly Girl) sent me a surprise package with this deck of inspiration cards. They are exactly what I needed, and I put them in a bowl on the kitchen table where I will choose one each day to forgive myself for the day before.

Last night at my library talk, a woman came in smiling and sat down in the front row. “I am a fan,” she said, and my heart unfurled like a welcome mat. Everything went okay after that.

My friend Jim in Mongolia (really, how many people can say that) asked me to record a dharma teaching for his English students, and then he posted the mp3 on this site. Have a listen if you haven’t heard the last of me. (You haven’t heard the last of me.)

Kindness is my home. It’s a really big home, and so nicely decorated.


  1. I'm a fan too, and looking forward to plunging with you again in June…
    Thank you for a wonderful year of your writings on this blog.

    Comment by Yogajill — December 16, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

  2. I am always amazed at what a small kindness can do, move mountains really, unzip hearts, thaw wildernesses.

    I am trying to remember to ACT on the inspirations of kindnesses that arise in my mind.

    Leaving comments on your favorite blogs, is too an act of kindness.

    Comment by 6512 and growing — December 16, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

  3. I am glad you like the cards…here's to homes and shelters of kindness everywhere.

    Comment by Swirly — December 16, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

  4. One charming, brave fan here. Mi casa es su casa.

    Comment by jena strong — December 17, 2009 @ 12:11 am

  5. Maezen: You're so popular that even the spammers are posting here 😉 (see post above)

    Comment by Anna — December 17, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

  6. Anna, that's not popularity, that's kindness. I turn off comment moderation for one day and the bots multiply. That's OK. All things in (comment) moderation.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — December 17, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

  7. What lovely cards!

    Comment by Mama Zen — December 17, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

  8. May I live with you? XO!

    Comment by Shalet — December 18, 2009 @ 3:57 am

  9. Love the cards, they are beautiful, the act that brought them into your life heart touching, and their message profound.

    You can learn about the power of affirmations here Affirmations Prove Powerful for Kids Success.

    What a wonderful gift!

    Comment by Donna — December 19, 2009 @ 11:49 am

  10. I'm a fan! Kindness will do that, you know…

    Comment by Jane_hates_Dick — December 19, 2009 @ 3:53 pm

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