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Confucius Who?


What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others. ~ Confucius

Today, Bill and I were exiting a building, headed to the parking garage. As we approached the doors, we noticed an employee cleaning the glass doors with a cloth and a bottle of spray cleaner. She stopped to let us exit. As I walked through the doors I heard these words come out of my mouth. They were not rehearsed. They were not planned. They simply came as an oral expression of an inward thought of appreciation—of BEING in the present moment:

”Thank you for keeping the doors nice and clean, I appreciate that.”

Just a spontaneous expression, and of not taking clean doors for granted.

I received a blessing when the woman’s face lit up in a huge smile, as if my words had made her day.

Such a simple act that changes the world one person at the time. No, the act changed two person’s world—hers and mine.

Later, I saw a church sign that read, Peace Be To You. I thought, no—not Peace Be To You. Rather,

BE Peace.



Treat others the way you want to be treated.


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  1. Your act might have changed more than two worlds. The woman you spoke kindly to probably felt so uplifted that she passed your kindness along to someone else. There’s no telling where it stopped.

    April 26, 2014
    • I do hope so, Kathy! Truly. That is what it is all about! Making this world a more peaceful place.

      April 30, 2014

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