Imagine a world where only kindness exists...like when someone is honking at you in the drive up Starbucks and your first reaction is to pay for their coffee rather than be angry. What if, when someone cuts you off in traffic your first thought is that you hope everything turns out okay for them. There are these bits and pieces of time where the choice can be kindness rather than anger, grab kindness. It takes practice and grace to understand everyone's anger is not about you and that you can train your heart and brain to react in kindness first.
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I truly believe if the entire world took up stitching it would be a more peaceful place. Whether it be hand appliqué, quilting, cross stitch, knitting, needlepoint, crochet...there is a peacefulness that embraces the heart when you are stitching. Even Rosey Grier took up needlepoint because he saw the benefits to his soul. Maybe if schools taught stitching, and in "time outs" you got to stitch, the classroom would be more peaceful. The mind boggles with the possibilities!
I leave you this week with a link for a "Free" download laced with kindness by Modern Folk Embroidery.
I really enjoyed this cross stitch and I hope you do too :)
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