The Ripple Effect of Kindness

We have no idea what the impact our kindness has on others. Undoubtedly you have been touched by the generosity of others and that has rippled on to others. Sharing our experiences with others allows for the opportunities of connection and healing in which both parties can be healed. Mark Nepo captures what we do each day as Nurses.

Two healers: Heather and Allie

Two healers: Heather and Allie

 The Rhythm of Each by Mark Nepo

I think each comfort we manage- each holding in the night, each opening of a wound, each closing of a wound, each pulling of a splinter or razored word, each fever sponged, each dear thing given to someone in greater need-each passes on the kindness we've known.

For the human sea is made of waves that mount and merge till the way a nurse rocks a child is the way that child all grown rocks the wounded, and how the wounded, allowed to go on, rock strangers who in their pain don't seem so strange.

Eventually, the rhythm of kindness is how we pray and suffer by turns, and if someone were to watch us from inside the lake of time, they wouldn't be able to tell if we are dying or being born.