I have been thinking about kindness lately, so this is a good prompt. I have been thinking of how pain and bad circumstances and trials and even tragedy can bring out the kindness in you. It can break your heart in order to heal your heart. I think empathy is most often a result of a damaged soul, not a symptom of a carefree life. In many ways I have not had the most prosperous life, but I have had a plethora of kind people and I see and understand more that their kindness to me has increased my kindness to others. It takes whatever you have to be kind. Words or silence; time or money, laughter or tears, hugs, smiles or prayers. Somehow kindness melts our hearts and though life may still be harsh…
Autumn breezes sweep
Snow protects the undergrowth
Spring thaws us softly
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Prompt is a haibun, tight paragraph (or 2) with an ending haiku. The theme is kindness.