What Would You Do?

“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,


3 thoughts on “What Would You Do?

  1. Dear Chelle,

    Yes, you understand.

    THE KIND is the name of an Eternal Verity, an Angelic Archetype. When we feel the call, the guidance, to be kind, we open our whole being to that great, Divine Energy, and so become Its avatars. Here is the poem of THE KIND:


    practical hands-on help in the trenches just where
    the wounds are deepest the cries loudest I’m there
    I’m the lover feeler server healer I lift the broken
    and break the ice of cruelty to the shivering outcast
    my arms open wide to the hungry I offer my bread

    my blood is your blood my breath it’s your breath
    the truth of our condition’s not separation but unity
    what I do for you I do for me and what I withhold
    I deny to myself those who never grasp this reality
    blunder from wrong to wrong from death to death

    when your heart pours out for others I’m that flood
    when you humbly forget yourself I’m the selflessness
    I’m the blaze of the hearth the safe port in a storm
    a home for the homeless relentless finder of the lost
    I don’t stop keep trying won’t quit endlessly care

    in this harsh me-first callous world believe in love
    though many behave so heartlessly always be kind
    if you’ve ever been shattered and alone you know
    how it is what a crucial difference kindness makes!
    be one with God here and now giving all you are


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