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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Blog Talkers #52

What is the kindest thing you’ve ever done for someone? Do you go out of your way very often to help people out? Why or why not?

Wow, this is a hard question. I help people all the time- it is not only my profession, it is my calling in life. The problem is, the measure of kindest could only be given by the person receiving the kindness.

I have paid for other people's meals in drive-thrus, bought things out of my own pocket for clients and told them they were anonymous donations, organized toy drives. It is the way I live my life and what I am trying to teach my children. I would bet that the greatest kindness I have ever done is the one I am not even aware of.

I work very hard to give back what I have gotten from life. Maybe the kindest thing I have ever done is just listened when someone needed listening to.