I was at a funeral today for a lovely elderly gentleman in our local church. The church was packed and we heard stories from his life. What struck me most as I listened, was that he encapsulated everything that I value in life. He was gentle in character and incredibly kind.
Kindness is a value that is often overlooked, but my experience of spending time with people who are naturally kind is that they bring a positivity to situations. I genuinely believe that kindness is a powerful influence for change. If we simply put the word kindness into a search engine we find beautiful stories of the effect random acts of kindness have had on people.
As I listened to the tributes to my elderly friend, I found myself resolving to be more like him.