Monday June 17, 2024

By Jhoanna B. de Guzman PROVERBS 31 WOMAN “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered, acts of kindness and of love.” - William Wordsworth When we envision a good man, we are drawn to images of warmth, kindness, tenderness, and empathy. We think of those who extend their hand of compassion, offering comfort, support, and understanding in the most delicate of moments. But what about those whose goodness unfolds in whispers, away from the spotlight of recognition? Are they any less deserving of our admiration? Pause to consider the individuals who silently ease our burdens with their heartfelt prayers, or who extend a helping hand without expectation of praise or reward. Reflect on those who possess an innate sensitivity, who offer solace simply by listening, or who brighten our days with a word of appreciation. These quiet heroes may not seek acknowledgment, yet their presence is felt deeply in the fabric of our lives. In a world that often values visibility above all else, it is essential to recognize the profound impact of gentle kindness. True goodness is not measured by the volume of applause it receives, but by the sincerity of its intentions and the depth of its impact. It is about extending love and compassion without the need for validation or acclaim. Indeed, among us walk countless souls who quietly sow seeds of kindness, nurturing the world with their gentle gestures. While the desire for recognition is natural, there is a serene beauty in the humility of those who choose to operate in the shadows. For them, the joy of making a difference outweighs any need for external validation. What makes a good person truly remarkable is their understanding that kindness is its own reward. It is the gentle...... Read more on Full Issue!

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