The Internet led me to a short piece on yesterday about graciousness. It’s intended for men in business but I thought it was nearly as applicable as one of my hippie readings, including these two thoughts:

“You own the time in which you live. You grant it to others without obligation. That is the gift of being gracious.”


“If you can’t muster enthusiasm for the people you happen upon in life, then you cannot be gracious.”

I have not been doing so well on my goal to Be Kind, so that last thought in particular gave me a new way to think about it.