only kindness matters

A few years ago, I fell in love with the artist Kelly Rae Roberts.  As one who loves words, quotes, and affirmations, I found myself drawn to her creative nature and works of art.  A few months ago, I purchased one of her smaller pieces that simply notes “kindness changes everything.”  It now hangs on my office door.
I was attracted to it because it reminds me of one of my favorite songs, “Hands” by Jewel.  The lyrics have touched my spirit for years, and their meaning continues to transform me as my life’s journey unfolds.
As I lay in shavasana on my yoga mat tonight, this song began to play.  It could not have re-entered my life at a better time.   I have a feeling it will serve as an anthem for me in the coming weeks on a personal and professional level.  I am grateful for the gentle reminder that in the end, only kindness matters.
Hands
If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we’re all ok
And not to worry because worry is wasteful
And useless in times like these
I will not be made useless
I won’t be idled with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
For light does the darkness most fear
My hands are small, I know,
But they’re not yours they are my own
But they’re not yours they are my own
And I am never broken
Poverty stole your golden shoes
But it didn’t steal your laughter
And heartache came to visit me
But i knew it wasn’t ever after
We will fight, not out of spite
For someone must stand up for what’s right
Cause where there’s a man who has no voice
There ours shall go singing
My hands are small, I know,
But they’re not yours they are my own
But they’re not yours they are my own
And I am never broken
In the end only kindness matters
In the end only kindness matters
I will get down on my knees and I will pray
I will get down on my knees and I will pray
I will get down on my knees and I will pray
My hands are small, I know,
But they’re not yours they are my own
But they’re not yours they are my own
And I am never broken
We are never broken
We are God’s eyes God’s hands God’s mind
We are God’s eyes God’s hands God’s heart
We are God’s eyes God’s hands God’s eyes God’s hands
We are God’s hands God’s hands We are God’s hands

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