Kindness Begets Kindness

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. Aesop

Having spent 9/11 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, I was reminded that 40 aircraft carrying 8,000 passengers were diverted to Halifax Stanfield International Airport on that day 17 years ago. By evening, all 8,00 had a bed in which to sleep. Halifax accepted the greatest number of aircraft of any airport and was the first major airport to have all diverted flights back in the air.

In Halifax Narrows, on December 6, 1917, two cargo ships collided causing a massive explosion, the largest ever prior to the atomic bomb, that killed 2,00 people and injured 9,000. The town was demolished. Our kilt-wearing, Scottish guide told us about the generous response of Americans who sent trains with supplies, building materials, and personnel to help. He said,”On 9/11, we were honored to have the opportunity to return the kindness we had been shown by Americans many years earlier.” And so it goes…kindness begetting kindness.

Affirmation: I am kind.

Coaching question: in what way were you a part of the circle of kindness today?

2 thoughts on “Kindness Begets Kindness

  1. I don’t have enough words to thank the friends and family whose kindness has helped me get through the last 9 months. People not only offered help, some just showed up and pitched in with whatever. Now as my life adjusts to a new normal I will look for ways to pay back and pay forward.

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