2021 goal for Livonia offered by Chuck Dardas: Be Kind
On January 15 as a part of a FridayMusings series on what the upcoming decade will hold for Livonia Chuck Dardas offered up his vision and hope for Livonia: Be Kind.
With Livonia kicking off the "Be the I in Kind" program how prescient was Dardas 3 months ago:
My vision is not about working together or returning to normal. What confounds me the most is people not being kind. It does not take a lot of effort and it can be very rewarding.
As we watch our society splinter it seems an underlying theme is always looking at what others do wrong versus what we ourselves do.
(Dardas is pictured above at his induction into the 1835 Livonia City Hall of Fame with Commissioner Marercki, MC Alan Helmkamp, Representative Pohutsky, Senator Polehanki.)
I believe all communities survive or have longevity because they coexist and find ways to listen, learn, and be kind.
Kindness does not mean giving in. It does not mean not standing up for your beliefs. It does not mean that you let people get away with things they should not.
Kindness is respect. For others. Color, creed, orientation, gender does not matter to a kind person.
Kindness is also knowing you have done your best to be a partner in the race, the human race.
Think of others from time to time, give a little to those less fortunate, help those who struggle, seek concepts and advice from others, listen.