Croatian Communal Kindness

Koprivnica, Croatia

While walking to the market, we were passed by a woman on her bicycle speaking to her child who was riding close behind.  She smiled and nodded as we smiled and nodded.  Later on, as we were returning home; she passed us by .  As she passed, she slowed down and asked us, with a smiling face, if we were tourists (in Croatian of course).  We replied yes/da.  Her smile widened as she said, “Ahh… Dobre Don” (good day)!  It was a simple act of kindness that warmed our hearts and widened our smiles as she welcomed us to her community.

 

Upon leaving Koprivnica, Blek (Croatian tata (father), 72) while carrying one of our bags, helped an older lady lift her bag from the train platform on to the train.  It seems like a small gesture, but her smile and gratitude spoke directly to our hearts!

Some behooving statements about kindness

It behooves the world for there to be more kindness among it’s people.

 It behooves our spirits to treat others with kindness.

It behooves the world for there to be more kindness among it’s people.

Kindness behooves us all to be more in our daily lives.

It behooves our souls to realize that happiness must come from within.

Kinship behooves kindness between people.

It behooves one’s spirit not to embrace victimization.

It behooves the world for there to be more kindness among it’s people.

It behooves humanity to think of others before themselves.

It behooves our hearts to kindly treat others as we wish to be treated.

For those of you who didn’t know, behooves means “to be necessary, proper, or advantageous for.” 

“Behoove.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2014. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/behoove&gt;.