How often are you kind?
Do you reserve your kindness for a certain person?
Is it triggered by a particular memory?
What inspires your kindness?
Observing kindness between/among strangers/friends?
How does your kindness appear?
In words? In prayer? In action?
And is your kindness limited in its destination?
To people who look, speak and think as you do?
Is your kindness accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
Or is it reserved for only those seen as worthy of your time?
Can your kindness defy space and time?
Is your kindness for sale? Can it be purchased?
Is there a return policy?
And again I ask, how often are you kind?


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. JC prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers…a lot. Her column now appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.