Patience Salgado: Living Kindness
April 16, 2011

This piece originally appeared on Patience's blog, Kindness Girl It appears here with permission from the author as part of What's Your Calling's Blog Tour.

Living Kindness

There is something about being called…there is a uniqueness to it, that everyone has something, someone, something greater stirring, asking you to connect to something- the world, mankind or even just yourself. A kind woman named Erin from What’s Your Calling? asked if I would join a blog tour exploring the subject. I probably should have said no, but now is not a “no” time for me in my life…even though I am maxed out, I knew that this one was for me, selfishly for me.

I poured over all the short films, how simple the call was for some, how deep and layered it was for others, how beautiful or even sadly it revealed itself, how amazing, how kind it was for me to feel like for just a few minutes, that so many people are living life in this space every day.

because for for me…
Every time I even think about my call….
I start to cry…
Because there are no words…
To really say how deep it goes…
How scary it is sometimes…
How big it feels…
How I know I must listen to it…
Follow it…
With all of my heart…
Because it is who I really am…

And I only know that everyday when I wake up I just have to answer it…and I can’t even tell you why or how, I just do. When I don’t, I’m just not okay…and sometimes I guess that is all part of the process, the way we are shaped, the way joy can eventually unfold, the reason we move forward, the path to hope.

The call to living Kindness has me, in all the best and worst ways…it has me.

What has you? What parts of the Calling are the most fascinating, hardest, bring the most joy to you? I’d love to hear…







What does it mean to live kindly?

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Brenda : April 19, 2011 05:53 pm
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