“Fear can stop you from doing a lot of things, but it should never stop you from doing the right thing.” (Anonymous)
What Would You Do is an ABC television offering that fascinates me. Have you seen it? I guess it’s been airing since 2008; as usual, I am a latecomer in discovering the series, but that just means I now have a treasury of episodes to explore.
On the show, “host John Quiñones observes and comments on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with dilemmas that require them either to take action or to walk by and mind their own business.” I’ve learned to keep a hanky nearby, for at least one segment of every episode always brings me to tears—not sorrowful tears. Oh, no. I weep because, more often than not, the “plain people” caught on camera show the heroism mankind is capable of. The kindness, the compassion, and the bravery.
“Fear can stop you from doing a lot of things, but it should never stop you from doing the right thing,” said a brunette in a Memphis beauty salon on the episode, “Interracial Couples, Psychic Misfortunes.”
Sometimes when I think about the cruelty in our world, the abuse and greed and warlike tendencies of humans, I feel helpless and hopeless, and despair for the outcome of our race—and we are all one race. But it is up to us to mindfully focus on things we can appreciate and praise, for whatever we focus our attention on is what we give energy to and grow.
Kindness is prevalent, all around the world, all across the species. Kindness may be the saving grace for Earth.
I need not ask what you would do. You, dear heart, who are reading this—I know you number among those who make kindness a way of life. I thank you, thank you, thank you, and leave you with
love and blessings of kindnesses to light your life,