Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kindness Matters

"We may learn the finest arts of life - music, painting, sculpture, poetry, or may master the noblest sciences, or by means of reading, study, travel, and converse with refined people, may attain the best culture; but if in all this we do not learn love, and become more gentle in spirit and act, we have missed the prize of living. If in the midst of all our duties, cares, trials, joys, sorrows, we are not day by day growing in sweetness, in gentleness, in unselfishness, in thoughtfulness, and in all the branches of love, we are not learning the great lesson set for us by our Master in this school of life."
-J.R. Miller

22 comments:

  1. So true! Btw, I did get your message the other day and thought I posted it, but when I checked it again, it wasn't showing up. My computer has been acting wacky lately, so I have no idea what happened to your comment. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know why it isn't showing up. I have no idea! LOL!

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  2. Hi Melanie ~ So very true! Thank you for the reminder! Blessings ♥ Teri

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  3. Let the truth be told...so very true Melanie!

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  4. How true this is! Can be hard to follow at times, but still true!

    Jane

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  5. I'm not familiar with J.R. Miller, but oh, how I love that quote :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  6. Amen!! Also, so many people want to intellectualize everything and make easy things hard. They take many notes in church, but it is what comes from the heart, not the brain!!

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  7. hope you are well Melanie!! I loved this quote; one that truly speaks very wise words in it!

    betty

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  8. beautifully said. thanks for your comment on my blog re Berry college. take care rose

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  9. Excellent thoughts! I love the writings of J.R. Miller. :)

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  10. Wonderful words of wisdom,thanks for sharing the words of TRUTH!
    Have great weekend.
    -Jo
    -LazyonLoblolly

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  11. Yes it does!! Thanks for the reminder!

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  12. Melanie that is wonderful thanks for sharing and so true! Hope you have a blessed weekend! big hugs

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  13. Hi, Melanie~

    Thank you so much for this reminder. It is so very true!

    Blessings~
    Laura

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  14. I like this very much...and yes, it is so very true.

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  15. jumping back thanks for your comment on my latest post, Berry College. i hope you have a great weekend. Rose

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  16. Amen! Great quote by J.R. Miller :-)

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  17. lol I didnt vote for him either. lauras sister did though lol thats why she is going to show her lol

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  18. hi! saw your comment re horses. i've told husband he needs to talk with the owner, but he is adament to solve this puzzle, but i do denote some frustration from hubby. i'm sitting back rose

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  19. Hello Melanie,
    I am not familiar with J R MIller but I do love his quote.
    Blessings,
    Virginia

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