Kindness Is A Treasure, Hold It Carefully

Guard well within yourself that treasure, Kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. — George Sand.

A golf coach tells his pupil that the grip on the golf club should be like holding a bird in one’s hands, carefully — not too tight and not too loose.

When do you lose your grip on human kindness? I thought about this during my morning meditation — when my daily routine is upset, when I am under stress, when I didn’t get a good night’s sleep, or when I’m angry. I must be careful to avoid the precursors to losing my treasure — kindness.

Think about it. When I haven’t had time to process pain, betrayal, or unkindness from someone else, time has taught me to walk away. Do not judge or try to change someone but learn to walk away from someone who will cause you to lose your treasure.

Kindness is not a sign of weakness, but of strength. You can be kind without giving up power.

Be kind no matter what others do, and when you can’t be kind keep a grip on your treasure until you can be kind again.


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Grant agrees with enthusiasm
    It is a great kindness to smile at others and give a compliment without making people uncomfortable
    I try to speak to those I meet and make an effort to make them comfortable and be unthreatening
    It often makes
    My day

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