Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Knitters' Devotional: Kindness

                           "The person who sows seeds of kindness enjoys a perpetual feast"


We have all experienced kindness. For many of us it has brought refreshment at a difficult time or a smile on a tough day. Small kindnesses are a real blessing.

Knitters have many opportunities to be kind. When we knit for others or teach someone a new stitch we are exercising kindness. We also have the opportunity to speak charitably of others as we work together. It is good to guard against unkind words and vicious gossip. Kindness also reminds us that others bear burdens, too, and we should not think ill of them for things they do or fail to do.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote:


“Kind hearts are the gardens,

Kind thoughts are the roots,

 Kind words are the flowers,

 Kind deeds are the fruits,

 Take care of your garden

 And keep out the weeds,

 Fill it with sunshine

 Kind words and kind deeds”

It is true. If we cultivate kind heart and kind ways of thinking, the rest will follow.

It is always good to be kind.

Kind and loving God, grant that we may grow in kindness, May we ever realize that we are called to do good to others. In Jesus name, Amen.

Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
    or the strong boast of their strength
    or the rich boast of their riches,
 but let the one who boasts boast about this:
    that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
    justice and righteousness on earth,
    for in these I delight,”
                       declares the Lord.

This is my sixth post for the October 2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge.


  1. Very well written Melinda!
    A thought provoking post indeed! :)

  2. Why thank you! So glad you stopped by!