Random Acts of Kindness

I was out driving today and I saw a large billboard and on it there was a message; “In a world in which you can be whatever you want to be – be kind!” I was once living in a community with some extraordinary young adults. I had had a huge week and was exhausted.Continue reading “Random Acts of Kindness”

The Power of One

History is full of stories where ONE person stood up against evil or oppression. A polish Franciscan friar, Maximillian Kolbe stepped forward and volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German concentration camp of Auschwitz in August of 1941. In December 1955 Rosa Parks, an Afro-American woman rejected the demands of aContinue reading “The Power of One”

Who not what

I was delivering a hire car back to Christchurch airport several years ago and was frustrated as I was caught behind a truck. At a set of traffic lights my eye noticed the message on the back of the truck. “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,Continue reading “Who not what”

Five Second Choices

I suppose we all have our favourite quotations. One of mine is from the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!” I am very conscious as I write about innate dignity, about coming as guest and being present and more that it canContinue reading “Five Second Choices”