Almost every day I walk my dog. He needs the exercise and so do I. Some winter days (well, most winter days) I don't want to throw on all my winter gear and head out into the cold. But I do. Because my dog needs the exercise and so do I. Any other season and our walk is lovely. Quite honestly, my walking time has become my quiet time, my thinking time . . . and for my writing, it becomes my plotting time, developing character time, working through a writing snag time. Even in the winter. And maybe it's my way of being kind to myself and to my dog.
This man's daily walks are so many different kinds of Kindness, and each time his aged body stoops and places someone else's trash in his sack, he makes such a Kindness mark on the world.
For more Kindness posts, here are links to everyone on The Kindness Project this month:
Alina Klein Katharine Owens
Andrea Hannah Len Lambert
Barbara Watson Liza Kane
Carolina Valdez Miller Lola Sharp
Christa Desir Lindsay Scott
Claire Hennessy Matthew MacNish (available Jul16)
Elana Johnson Michele Shaw
Elizabeth Davis Sarah Fine
Elizabeth Poole Sara Larson
Erica Chapman Sara McClung
Jessica Corra Sophia Chang
Leigh Moore Tracey Neithercott