Kindness is slow.

Written by Cole Schafer

It is difficult to be in a hurry and to be kind at the same time. Not because there is anything intrinsically malicious in hurrying but because kindness requires the time, attention and patience to really spread out and breath.

Looking the cashier in the eye, asking about her day and seriously listening to her response requires time, as does opening the door for the postman carting in a leaning tower of boxes.

If it is your hope to stop hurrying, remind yourself to be kind. The extra bit of eye-contact, the smile, the compliment, the listening ear and the gentle banter you will inevitably find yourself in will naturally slow you down.

Blur will become bliss.