No Time for Kindness

June 23rd, 2013
I was recently reminded of a song by Jim Croce named “Cats in the Cradle.” It is about a father who is busy with life and finds very little time to interact with his son, but the son continues to remind the dad that he is “gonna be just like him.” By song’s end, when the father, years later, is able to find the time, the son is too busy for the dad.
The following, short exchange I witnessed (anonymously) was by a child about four years of age who asked, “Dad, what does that bus say?” to which the dad replied, “C’mon, let’s go!”
Thank you to Karina Ioffee and Jim Welte of the Mill Valley Patch for the wonderful article (below) written about One Million Acts Of Kindness.

http://millvalley.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/man-traveling-us-to-promote-kindness-empathy-makes-stop-in-mill-valley

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