Category — Aesop Quotes
There are popular moral concepts such as “pay if forward”, “what comes around goes around”, and “each day perform a random act of kindness”. This type of thinking, if adopted by the majority, would truly make this world a better place.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Is this Bible? In the movie “Evan Almighty” Morgan Freeman plays the part of God and defines what the ARK stands for: Acts of Random Kindness. While this famous quote smacks of Biblical teaching, it is also aligned with most of the world’s major religions. It is attributed to Aesop as the moral of his famous fable of The Lion and the Mouse.
In this fable the courageous mouse is overcome with kindness toward a natural enemy, the lion. In doing so the mouse wins over his adversary and gains a new friend. So in the end, he demonstrates that “even the weak and small may be of help to those much mightier than themselves.”
March 2, 2010 2 Comments
At this time of year we tend to remember to be more giving, more compassionate and to show more kindness. A wise sage once said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Do you know who it was?
Wouldn’t it be nice if all people would believe this, and that kindness was the order of the day 365 days a year? It’s a whole lot better than the saying that no act of kindness ever goes unpunished.
December 23, 2009 1 Comment